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Alumni Spotlight: Laura Sabaté Vernet '16

Laura Sabaté Vernet comes from a family of ASB'ers. Her grandmother was one of the founding teachers of the school back in 1962. Her mother is also an alumnus and currently works for the school.
Laura Sabaté Vernet
Laura Sabaté Vernet

Laura Sabaté Vernet comes from a family of ASB'ers. Her grandmother, Montse Yll, was one of the founding teachers of the school back in 1962. Her mother, Marta Vernet, also an ASB student, graduated from the Class of 1985 and is today on staff as Head of Community Service. Laura and her sister, Maria, both followed suit studying at ASB, graduating in 2016 and 2013, respectively.

"When I graduated, I didn't have a clear idea of what I wanted to study, so I decided to take a gap year dedicated to creating experiences for myself related to communications. That year was amazing. I started off traveling to Canada, working in public relations for Spain at the Vancouver Fashion Week. Later, I worked as the community manager at a ski school in Cerdanya, finishing the winter season 16/17. Then I traveled to the West Coast of the United States to work as a soccer coach at FC Barcelona camps. It was an unforgettable year, which, despite obstacles that I had to overcome, helped me develop many skills, and shape the person I am today. Leaving home and having to work and sustain myself at the age of eighteen was no easy feat, however, those experiences helped to develop my interest in advertising and public relations."

Laura is currently in her final year of advertising and public relations at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. As her current studies are remote, she has combined her studies with work. She is currently a robotics and English teacher in l'Empordà, a region in the north of Catalunya, and a ski instructor in Masella, which she has done for the past four years. "Kids are my passion!" she shares.

Laura remembers teachers from ASB fondly. "I remember I used to lapse and call my teachers 'mom' when I was young. Teachers like Ms. Laia Solé, Ms. Sandra Mitjana, Mr. Macky, Mr. López, Ms. Montse Pérez, or the kitchen staff (Chari, Montse, Chema) are all teachers and staff that I still carry in my heart."

During her years at ASB, Laura participated in many extracurricular activities, however, her involvement in the ASB soccer teams from Grade 1 through 12 was the most special. "Throughout my high school years, I was the captain of the varsity girls team, and that is something I am super proud of." She also recalls being involved in meaningful service opportunities such as Feed the Future, her ninth-grade outreach, and Sant Joan de Deu charity dinners.

When asked to recall a favorite ASB memory, Laura responds, "Without doubt, all those tournaments with AMAC and ESC with my super team, traveling through Europe and getting to know girls from other grades, that turned into a family for me. Also, the Ski Weeks of which I was part of from Grade 4 to 12. I didn't miss any!"

"ASB is a place where you always want to come back. It's like a family. I feel at home whenever I'm there," reminisces Laura.  

Her advice to current students would be to "enjoy these years. Enjoy every little moment. They will be, without doubt, some of the happiest of your life!"

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Contributed: January 2021



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