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Alumni Spotlight: Marta Escura Esteban '17

Barcelonian Marta Escura Esteban '17 comes from a long line of ASB'ers. She's currently in her 4th-year of medicine at the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona.
Marta Escura Esteban
Marta Escura Esteban

Meet Barcelonian Marta Escura Esteban ‘17, who attended ASB for 14 years, from K4 to Grade 12. Her family comes from a long line of ASB’ers - her mother, two uncles, older sister, and cousins all attended ASB; her niece, Sofia, is currently a third-grader.

Now a 4th-year medical student at the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (UAB) at Vall d’Hebron Hospital, Marta is considering whether to do her residency in Spain or the United States following graduation in two years.

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

“It’s hard to pinpoint just one. But, I have always felt very supported and encouraged by all of the teachers I’ve had at ASB through the years, and I am very grateful to them.

I was part of one of the last generations to be in the Selectividad program (Spanish baccalaureate). I will always be very grateful, especially to Ms. Magda Montesinos, for being like a mom to our little group. She cared about all of us and motivated me towards the path to enter medical school in Barcelona.”

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

“In 10th grade, I was a part of a doctor-shadowing program between ASB and Sant Joan de Deu Hospital, organized by Ms. Marta Vernet, in which students from ASB would help doctors as translators for patients who spoke in English. It was one of my first contacts with medicine. It motivated me to know I could help doctors through what I had learned at school.

I also participated in various MUN conferences, which I think helps one learn how to present and debate in front of a large audience.”

What would be a favorite ASB memory?

“The school invited my mother to be the guest speaker at my High School graduation. As a former student herself and an ASB mom for so many years, it was a very special moment for both of us.”

In your opinion, what makes ASB special?

“ASB teaches you how to think critically, out of the box, and especially, it encourages you to enjoy learning. These are skills that I value, and I feel that they have shaped how I approach what I learn in university.

The school also has a unique sense of community I feel very grateful to have been a part of.”

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


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Contributed: May 2021

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