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Alumni Spotlight: Gabriela Sophie Simes '14

Born in Switzerland to British/Lebanese parents, Gabriela Sophie Simes '14 graduated from The University of Stirling with a degree in Business Management and Marketing. She's now working in Barcelona.
Gabriela Sophie Simes
Gabriela Sophie Simes

Born in Switzerland to British/Lebanese parents, Gabriela “Gabby” Sophie Simes ‘14 calls Spain home, having grown up here from the age of three. She attended ASB for four years, Grades 9 through 12, attending The University of Stirling following high school, where she graduated with a degree in Business Management and Marketing.

“I’m currently working in the marketing department at Lucas Fox International Properties in Barcelona. After living in the United Kingdom for five years, I returned here in 2019. Barcelona will always be my home!”

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

“Although I wasn’t the biggest fan of public speaking when I was younger, the teachers and curriculum at ASB really pushed me to work on and improve this skill over the years, for which I am now thankful. I even ended up participating in Model United Nations, something I never thought I’d have done!!”

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

“I participated in MUN and AMAC sports competitions in my final two years at ASB, but I wish I’d taken advantage and got involved earlier! I traveled to Rabat, Morocco, with the volleyball team and Milan, Italy, for MUN, two experiences that I’ll never forget.”

What would be a favorite ASB memory?

“Many...! Just off the top of my head, Halloween was always a great laugh, International Day, graduation, and our senior trip to Ibiza.”

In your opinion, what makes ASB special?

“I felt that all of the teachers were extremely experienced and cared about us all individually. Additionally, all of the extracurricular activities, sports tournaments, and the variety of subjects available, especially within the IB program, make ASB unique and special.”

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

“Diverse (especially in terms of nationalities)!”

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

Contributed: May 2021

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