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Alumni Spotlight: Sarai Teresa Marcó González '18

With roots in Mexico, Sarai Teresa Marcó González '18 is currently studying Economics at Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona while also working for an NGO, DoChange.
Sarai Teresa Marcó González
Sarai Teresa Marcó González

With roots in Mexico, Sarai Teresa Marcó González attended ASB for seven years, graduating from the Class of 2018. She is currently studying Economics at Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona while also working in communications for an NGO, DoChange, a company that acts as a bridge between volunteer work and young people that want to help others.

"When I started working at DoChange, I discovered that working in a company does not always have to meet a financial objective and that I can also work for a humanitarian purpose. I want to use the knowledge that I am acquiring in my degree to change the world, even if it's only a grain of sand."



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

"Definitely, Mr. Gnagni. Thanks to him, I developed a true love of math, and he also helped me through tough times. I also have to say, Ms. Magda. I was the last generation of Selectividad at ASB, the Spanish University access tests. She was like a mom to all of us, always putting us first and not only encouraging us but helping us achieve our goals. You could tell how much she genuinely cared about us."



What would be a favorite ASB memory?

"I would have to say the day of our last Selectividad exam. Ms. Magda and Ms. Diana were waiting for the eight of us at the building entrance with sparkling cider, and as each of us finished our exam, they hugged us. I remember I was the last one to finish, and as I walked out, we all hugged and cheered with our glasses full of cider. It was a bittersweet moment because we were saying goodbye to ASB, to the Spanish program, and to each other, but at the same time, it was the start of an era that I think we were all longing for."



In your opinion, what makes ASB special?

"I've heard the expression that ASB is like an "airport school," meaning people from all over the world come and go every year. Sometimes it was difficult as we had to say goodbye to friends, but it helped us grow with an open mind. It eliminated prejudices because we never knew who would come next. It also strengthened our ability to make friends with different people, which has helped me a lot over the years. I learned so much about different cultures and religions at ASB."



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

"Dynamic."



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Contributed: April 2021

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