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Alumni Spotlight: Andrew Noh '17

Hailing from California with ties to South Korea and Switzerland, Andrew Noh '17 grew up on the international circuit. He will be graduating this month from the University of Pennsylvania.
Andrew Noh
Andrew Noh

Hailing from California with ties to South Korea and Switzerland, Andrew Noh ‘17 grew up on the international circuit. He attended ASB from Grade 9-12 together with his sister, Madeline ‘18. In May, the senior will be graduating from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Philosophy, Politics, & Economics (PPE).

“Next year, I plan to attend law school. I am interested in electoral and legislative politics and hope to practice law in either of these fields.”

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

“There are so many teachers that I want to shout out, which is a testament to the strong relationships you build with the teachers at ASB. Mr. Speier and Mr. Hennessy both taught me to be an analytical and critical thinker. Mr. Gnagni never failed to take an opportunity to teach us about something new, even if it was unrelated to the class material. I was also close with Ms. Corral, Ms. Thompson, Mr. Llamazares, and Mr. Daniel.”

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

“I was President of the Student Council. I also was involved in MUN and served as a chair at BCNMUN. With help from Ms. Marta, I co-founded the Interact Club and was a member of the inaugural ASB TUMI trip to Peru. We volunteered as translators at a medical mission in the Amazon, which was an eye-opening experience that tangibly showed me how my education could be used in service of others.”

What would be a favorite ASB memory?

“I loved International Day. Looking back, I think it’s symbolic of the best parts of ASB. Most importantly, we got to proudly celebrate the diversity of our community. It felt like we were all gathering at a friend’s house to have a barbecue. The festive atmosphere, good food, and great weather all added to the experience.”

In your opinion, what makes ASB special?

“The small and tight-knit community. Everyone knows everyone, and it was easy to cultivate deep relationships with students and the ASB staff, parents, and teachers. I miss chatting with Manuel or Minu when I arrived in the mornings, sending Mr. Daniel chemistry questions over Whatsapp, and being able to walk into any teacher’s classroom to talk about anything.”

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


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Contributed: March 2021

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