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Alumni Spotlight: Tomas Dutra Schmidt

With roots in Brazil, Tomas Dutra Schmidt attended ASB from Kindergarten to Grade 10 (1996 to 2007). He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Economics at Goethe University in Germany.
Tomas Dutra Schmidt
Tomas Dutra Schmidt

With roots in Brazil, Tomas Dutra Schmidt attended ASB throughout his formative years, Kindergarten to Grade 10 (1996 to 2007). His older sister, Isadora ‘01, also attended the school. Following high school, Tomas attended George Washington University (GWU), where he received his Bachelor in International Affairs and Economics. He completed his Master’s in Economics at the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics. Currently, Tomas is pursuing a Ph.D. in Economics at Goethe University in Germany.



Until October 2020, Tomas worked in the International Monetary Fund. Most of his career has been in Economics, working at the European Central Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank before.

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

“I believe Mr. Maas is one of the teachers who had the strongest influence on my writing abilities, which is funny, considering he taught history, not English.”

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

“Model United Nations (MUN) was my favorite extracurricular activity and was key in making me apply for a career in international affairs; something I pursued at my alma mater, GWU. I attended two MUN conferences in Lisbon and The Hague while at ASB, memories I am very fond of.”



What would be a favorite ASB memory?

“I was very fond of Halloween and the parades we had on campus. Back in the day, we used to be the only children dressed up in October in Barcelona, which drew a fair amount of puzzled looks on the streets. Also, I recall recess was out on just a patch of dirt, and I used to come back home with scraped knees 99% of the time.”

In your opinion, what makes ASB special?

“A very multicultural and multilingual environment that helps students be prepared for a strongly globalized labor market.”



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Contributed: April 2021

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