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Alumni Spotlight: Leah Daymon '16

Paris-born Leah Daymon '16 recently graduated from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. She currently works as a Brand Strategist at an advertising agency in Paris.
Leah Daymon
Leah Daymon

Paris-born Leah Daymon '16 attended ASB from Grades 3 through 12. The youngest of three siblings to attend ASB (brother Ruben '11 and sister Anath '09 also graduated from the school), Leah considers Barcelona home, having spent most of her childhood here. Her parents still reside in Barcelona.  

A recent Marketing and Entrepreneurship graduate from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, Leah currently works as a Brand Strategist at an advertising agency in Paris. Additionally, she creates digital illustrations printed on canvas as original home decor (on Instagram @leah_getscreative).

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

"Every teacher I had at ASB was genuinely inspiring; I felt very close to them.

One of my favorite experiences was Halloween. I was responsible for the choreography of our grade-level performance in our annual school-wide Halloween show. I remember our senior year re-creating School of Rock's Battle of the Bands.

During the IB, I took HL History and ended up in a class composed of only two other students and our teacher, Mr.Speier. I remember Mr. Speier made the most of the situation. His passion for teaching was truly inspirational; he wanted us to succeed. That class naturally became close, and I can confidently say it was my favorite class."

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

"I was part of the soccer team and had the opportunity to travel with my team for tournaments. If I have one regret, it's that I didn't join earlier!!"

What would be a favorite ASB memory?

"It's hard to choose just one!

I loved Sports Day every year!! It was always a day full of joy, laughter, and good weather. One year, the entire school learned the same choreography during our PE dance unit. At Sports Day, we performed it all together. It was hilarious.

I also loved Spirit Week and recall dressing up every day that week. My personal favorite was pajama day.

And, of course, graduation! After ten years at ASB, it was definitely a moment full of happiness but also nostalgia."

In your opinion, what makes ASB special?

"There is so much that makes ASB special. I think it comes down to the unique teacher-student relationship. I was able to build close relationships with several teachers over the years. They truly cared about us, not only academically but also as individuals. I believe ASB teachers are great at finding the right balance between friendship and mentorship.

Also, the international student body is so unique. After graduation, we all spread throughout the world. Today, I have friends to visit all over the globe."

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


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

Contributed: May 2021

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