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Alumni Spotlight: María Dos Santos '15

María Dos Santos '15 studied at Lorenzo de 'Medici Institute in Florence, Italy, receiving a double degree in BS Studio Arts and Media and Communication Concentration in Animation.
María Dos Santos
María Dos Santos

Meet María Dos Santos '15, who attended ASB for nine years, Grades 4 to 12. Following high school, María studied at Lorenzo de 'Medici Institute in Florence, Italy, receiving a double degree in BS Studio Arts and Media and Communication Concentration in Animation. She completed her fourth year in Poughkeepsie, New York, graduating in 2019.

Currently a freelance artist, she is working on several projects. "The one I'm most proud to be part of is a video game from Metal Ramen Studio. It is currently under production, and I am part of the Concept Art department designing the creatures in the game. I am also working on designing and creating an album cover for an upcoming Austrian Rock band called EAZY." 

Visit María's online portfolio to see more of her work here.

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

"I'm grateful for the patience of all my teachers, especially since all I cared about was creating Art (sorry, Mr. López!), and I thank them for it because I wouldn't be where I am today."



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

"I was involved in many, it's hard to recall all of them, but the SEED program, food bank, and beach cleaning come to mind."

What would be a favorite ASB memory?

"Our IB Art Exhibition and spending time in the Art room with my fellow art classmates."

In your opinion, what makes ASB special?

"The diverse community and the different opportunities the school provided."

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

"Supportive."

Anything else you would like to share?

I want to share something someone told me in Florence: "You can learn something from every person you meet." I have lived with this in mind ever since and honestly believe everyone truly has something to offer. In their field, in their view of life, in their way of living, whether it be negative or positive. So it is a great way to listen to people and see what they have to offer. I want to share this because I'm learning that communicating with people is essential for the health and nurture of the mind. Plus, you get to learn something new!

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

Contributed: April 2021

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