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Alumni Spotlight: Molly Daly '17

Molly Daly '17 was born and raised in Barcelona with Irish-American roots on her father's side. “ASB was the only school I ever attended!” She's currently at Georgetown University studying Economics.
Molly Daly
Molly Daly

Meet Molly Daly ‘17, born and raised in Barcelona with Irish-American roots on her father’s side. Molly attended ASB for 15 years. “ASB was the only school I ever attended!”

Although she began her university studies at Boston University, Molly transferred to Georgetown University after her freshman year. At Georgetown, she is currently studying International Economics, with a specialization in International Development, and is set to graduate next month with the Class of 2021. She plans to begin working in NYC immediately after graduation for Kobre & Kim, an international law firm dedicated to resolving cross-border disputes.

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

“Truly, one of the most valuable assets that ASB offers its students is its faculty - a profoundly knowledgeable and insightful group of teachers dedicated to helping each and every one of their students grow and learn. Because of my extensive time at ASB, I had the pleasure of interacting with a number of these incredible teachers throughout the years.

In particular, I had the privilege of having Ms. Teresa as my Sociales teacher for several years and was deeply saddened by the news of her passing. Beyond being extremely passionate about the class material, Ms. Teresa was deeply committed to her students, always willing to help us overcome academic and personal challenges, making us smile and laugh along the way.

My teachers during the IB were also deeply influential, with Mr. Mirza and Mr. Speier playing a pivotal role in promoting my interest in economics, history, and international relations. Demanding students to interact with class material in unique ways, both demonstrated the challenging - and yet deeply rewarding - nature of these fields, pushing me to consider a career that united all three.”

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

“At ASB, I was mostly involved in MUN, attending close to 10 conferences during my high school career as both a delegate and chair. Involving interactions with a variety of students from across the globe, grounded in exploring and resolving international disputes, MUN conferences were definitely a highlight of my time at ASB.

Beyond MUN, I also took part in the annual Ski Week trips, some soccer tournaments, initiatives with Nestlé, and volunteered as an assistant elementary music teacher.”

What would be a favorite ASB memory?

“Thinking back to my time at ASB, my favorite memories always involved lunch/mid-morning breaks with friends, spent at first in the soccer field and then in the park right next to the school as we grew larger. Playing games and laughing about class occurrences, these simple breaks will always represent the happiest of moments.

Beyond these breaks, I will always remember fondly the fun Ski Week trips spent with friends and the CCC trip which launched our IB class.”

In your opinion, what makes ASB special?

“Definitely, it’s international nature. With students from all regions of the world, ASB embodies a diverse global community. Despite all the indisputable differences, ASB endeavors to always provide a welcoming and comfortable environment to all of its students, prioritizing respect, inclusivity, and connections throughout the school.

Combining this international environment with a school grounded in welcoming diversity, ASB is truly one-of-a-kind.”

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


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Contributed: April 2021

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