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Alumni Spotlight: Saioa Tricquet '18

Barcelona-born and raised, Saioa Tricquet attended ASB for 15 years before graduating in 2018. She is currently in her final year at the London School of Economics.
Saioa Tricquet
Saioa Tricquet

Barcelona-born and raised, Saioa Tricquet attended ASB for 15 years before graduating in 2018. She is currently in her final year of university pursuing a BSc in Management at the London School of Economics.

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

“Mr. Gnagni, Mr. López, and Mr. Cook were the triad that guided me throughout the IB to become the person I am today. They always encouraged me to think critically and question why things are the way they are. Through their different disciplines, I learned how to think logically and creatively, but most importantly, to strive for the best. Though rigorous and efficient in their teaching methods, they also put humor and care into their classrooms, creating a safe-space to inquire and have a good time while learning.”



Tell us a little about any extracurricular or service activities at ASB.

“I was heavily involved in Model United Nations, especially the annual BCNMUN conference. I progressed from a position of admin to Deputy-Secretary General in my final year of high school. I believe it was an enriching experience because not only did it allow me to research and debate on very pertinent issues, but I was able to develop my communication and leadership skills. I was also involved in the organization of several creative events, such as the Open Mic night and the BISA (Barcelona International Schools Association) Talent Show, which aimed to celebrate ASB’s student talent while raising funds for different social causes.”

What would be a favorite ASB memory?

“I enjoyed Clean Camp Climb (“CCC”) in the eleventh grade because it allowed everyone to bond and have a fun weekend before we started the IB. We participated in several service activities throughout the weekend, such as cleaning the beach and team-building games. We got to know the teachers who would guide us through the following two years and develop stronger bonds with all the students. CCC made the transition between tenth grade and the IB less stressful and very memorable.”



In your opinion, what makes ASB special?

“Being a relatively small school, you get to know all of your peers and teachers very well, which is very conducive to a good educational environment. I definitely think that ASB’s most valuable asset is its staff, from its teachers to counselors to kitchen staff. The teachers care about all of their students and go out of their way to support and provide guidance.”

What are you thinking about doing after graduating from university?

“I am currently looking to work as a marketing analyst. The seamless integration of numerical and creative aspects within several industries appeals to me. I have always strived to find a nice balance between quantitative and qualitative work throughout my academic career since I believe they are complementary forces. Furthermore, I like the fast-paced environment and dynamic work style that an analyst experiences. Apart from developing myself professionally, I would also like to travel (as soon as it is safe to do so) and experience new cultures and lifestyles.”

Any advice for ASB high school students?

“Enjoy every single moment at ASB and take advantage of all the opportunities it offers. I can fully say that the high-level teaching I received during my time at school was a determinant force in preparing me for university and what awaits me in the future. The tight-knit community at ASB, both with teachers and other students, is something I treasure. I developed solid relationships at ASB and know that, despite us all parting our separate ways, I will always be able to count on my friends.”



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

“Welcoming.”

Anything else you would like to share?

“The community service projects I was involved in during my time at ASB have fostered an interest towards sustainability and volunteerism. I hope to develop this interest in my professional life by participating in pro-bono projects to provide consulting services to minority or vulnerable groups.”

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

Contributed: March 2020

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