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Alumni Spotlight: Carla Amorós Thiercy '20

Paris-born Carla Amorós Thiercy '20 attended ASB for 12 years. She is currently studying Media and Culture at Utrecht University in The Netherlands.
Carla Amorós Thiercy
Carla Amorós Thiercy

Paris-born Carla Amorós Thiercy ’20 attended ASB for 12 years. She is currently studying Media and Culture at Utrecht University in The Netherlands. While most of her classes are taught remotely, she is grateful for some small group study sessions and activities with students from her course. Carla’s mother, Ms. Valerie Thiercy, is the assistant to the ECC and Elementary School Principals at ASB.

How prepared were you after completing the IBDP for university studies?

“I could not have been more prepared. After completing the two-year IBDP, I had acquired all the writing, studying, and critical thinking skills that I needed to be ready for university. IB is a very challenging program, but once you’ve gone through it, you are beyond ready for whichever academic path you choose ahead of you.”

How challenging was your senior year at ASB last year amidst the outbreak of the Covid pandemic?

“My senior year changed radically with Covid. We were sent home indefinitely after our mock exams and after that, everything was online. Thankfully I had already submitted all of my Internal Assessments, Extended Essay, and Theory of Knowledge essay.”

What experiences or teachers from ASB inspired who you are today?

“Teachers who have inspired who I am today include Ms. Tessa, Ms. Meg, Ms. Austin, Mr. Petrillo, Ms. Giudici, and Ms. Michelle. These teachers all had a special impact on my years at ASB and I am so thankful for having been their student.” 

Tell us a little about any extracurricular or service activities you were involved in at ASB.

“I participated in several Model United Nations conferences, including BCNMUN and THIMUN. They were honestly the best extracurricular activities I could ever have been a part of. Having the opportunity to travel with friends and connect with hundreds of other international students regarding numerous global issues was very eye-opening.”

What would be a favorite ASB memory?

“I still remember how my best friend, Jian Domingo, and I would stress over every single Biology exam. We both took Biology HL and would study for hours and hours, and before the exam, we would always ask our teacher, Mr. Motta, if the test was hard. Naturally, it always was.”

In your opinion, what makes ASB special?

“I would say that what makes ASB special are the teachers. The teachers I have had since 1st grade up until 12th grade have all been special and made ASB a very welcoming place. Furthermore, the moments that I shared with my friends who I have known since I was six years old and who I have grown up with have helped shape who I am today.”

What are you thinking about doing after graduation?

“I aspire to work in the world of cinema and film production.”

Any advice for ASB high school students?

“There is one skill all high school students must strive for: finding a balance between your academic and social life. Having good grades and studying is as important as spending time with your friends and family, so remember to maintain that balance!”

If you could describe ASB in one word, what would it be?


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Contributed: November 2020

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