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Alumni Spotlight: Stephanie Burkle & Enric Pallares '95

This is a story made for the movies! ASB parents and alumni, Stephanie Burkle and Enric Pallares, both met while they were students at ASB. Today their two daughters also attend the school.
Stephanie Burkle & Enric Pallares and family
Stephanie Burkle & Enric Pallares and family

This is a story made for the movies! ASB parents and alumni, Stephanie Burkle and Enric (affectionately known as “Henry” at school) Pallares, both met while they were students at ASB, although the pair didn’t officially get together until years later when their paths would cross again.

Born and raised in the US, but with roots on her mother’s side in Spain, Stephanie moved to Barcelona with her family and attended ASB from Grades 6 to 8 from 1990-92, following which she returned to the US to complete high school. Barcelona-born Enric attended ASB from Grades 3 through 12, graduating in the Class of 1995.

Stephanie attended Pace University in New York following high school, studying International Management, and later landed work in New York City.  Enric attended INEF University in Barcelona, studying Physiotherapy. Although his passion had always been in sports and he had played on the Barça youth soccer team while at school, he opened an interior design studio after graduation. Later, he joined his family retirement business and is currently the CEO at  LactApp Women’s Health, a maternity App that supports women using artificial intelligence.

In 2009, having enough of the intense and chaotic lifestyle in NYC, Stephanie decided to return to Barcelona and secured a position in a textile company, Pronovias, where she has worked for the past 11 years.

“I recall I was out running along La Ronda when I heard someone call out my name. It was Enric. It had been 16 years since we had last seen each other.”

Stephanie recalls she invited Enric to join her to attend a friend’s sister’s graduation ceremony at ASB. She was excited to visit the campus after all these years, and it would be nostalgic to go together with Enric.

“The rest is history!” she laughs.

Today the couple have two children, both of whom attend ASB - Lola in Grade 3 and Valentina in Grade 1.

“It was a natural choice for us. We know the school well, and we wanted to continue the journey we had with our girls. ASB will always be close to our hearts. We have good memories from our time there, and it brought us back together.”

“I attended many different schools worldwide as a child, and the best experience I had was at ASB. Both Enric and I agree that we want our girls to be able to experience everything the school has to offer,” shares Stephanie.

When asked for one word to describe ASB?

Stephanie: “Memorable!”
Enric: “Diverse.”

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

Contributed: March 2021

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