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Alumni Spotlight: Adriá Chimenos '19

Barcelona native, Adriá Chimenos '19, attended ASB for eight years. "I can say that had I not attended ASB, I would not be currently studying in London."
Adriá Chimenos
Adriá Chimenos

Barcelona native, Adriá Chimenos, attended ASB for eight years before graduating in 2019. His parents' decision to move him from a local school to ASB in Grade 5 was to immerse him into an English-speaking education system that would later allow him more opportunities to attend university abroad. "I can say that had I not attended ASB, I would not be currently studying in London."

In his second year studying International Management at King's College London, Adriá, like many other university students worldwide, has momentarily shifted to virtual classes due to the Covid pandemic. "Nonetheless, I am pleased to be back in my home city as there is no place like Barcelona."

Which teachers from ASB might have inspired who you are today?

"Mr. Whitehair, Mr. Alberto, and Mr. Bartlett all shaped me tremendously as a student and, more importantly, as an individual. Their advice, methodologies, way of working, as well as their care and passion, inspired me daily to achieve my full potential throughout the IB."

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

"I was involved in volunteer opportunities through organizations such as Sharing to Learn, REFUGArt, and Bridging Through Art."

What would be a favorite ASB memory?

"ASB graduation was a memory that will stay with me forever. We had finished our IB exams and were about to go on our graduation trip. Graduation felt like the ideal closure of a stage that has been so important in my life, and I am grateful for how it was organized. Teachers, parents and students, all came together to say goodbye. My classmates and I were thankful for what those years in ASB meant to all of us."

In your opinion, what makes ASB special?

"The closeness and mutual respect in teacher-student relationships are, without doubt, the greatest qualities at ASB. The school creates an environment in which students feel comfortable in class, want to participate, and are encouraged to use all their capabilities. Furthermore, I'd consider that the type of friendships you develop at ASB are also unique. I still regularly meet up with my friends from my ASB, an essential part of my life. It is the balance between academic and social life that makes being a student at ASB so unique."

What are you thinking about doing after graduating from university?

"Next year, I have the option to undertake a full-time industrial placement in an organization and have already secured a position within Volkswagen Group UK. I will be taking on the role of Operations Support Executive. I am confident that having real-life experience within the automotive industry in a company of Volkswagen's caliber will assist me in finding my passion and future aspirations."

Any advice for ASB high school students?

"This might sound a bit cliché, but literally, I would recommend enjoying the routine. Having lived in London last year, I realized that having so much liberty is enjoyable but challenging. The routine of school - being with friends, being with teachers that deeply care, having an organized day-to-day schedule - is something that I value and really miss."

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


Once a Lynx, Always a Lynx!
#Lynx4Life #ASBtogether

Contributed: January 2021

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