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Alumni Spotlight: Maria Sabaté Vernet '13

Maria Sabaté Vernet '13 follows her passion for animal welfare traveling around Spain sharing the importance of animal respect.
Maria Sabaté Vernet '13
Maria Sabaté Vernet '13

Maria Sabaté Vernet ‘13 is a third-generation ASB’er who attended the school for 15 years since PK3. 

"My grandmother was a founding teacher at ASB in 1962, my mom, aunts, and sister, Laura '16, also graduated from the school, and my mom, Marta Vernet '85, is currently on staff as the Head of Community Service and Activities."

Maria attended University Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, graduating with a degree in Political Science. She is currently working at Gosbi Pet Food where she is in charge of Corporate Social Responsibility and Communications. 

“I’ve always loved animals and working on social projects, so combining these passions is truly an enriching dream.”

Maria’s current project involves traveling around Spain in a camper van, spreading awareness of the realities of animal welfare, and highlighting the importance of animal respect. You can follow her project on Instagram @animalrespect_ontour.

Let’s hear about some of her most memorable experiences at ASB.

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

“ASB’s entire educational vision inspired who I am today. I am very grateful for the opportunity to learn and grow in an environment where all ideas were possible. I felt there were never walls, only bridges and our teachers were always there to boost our creativity and individualism.”

What would be a favorite ASB memory?

“I loved sports days, Delta del Ebro trip in 5th grade, ski trips, and graduation, of course. I also remember one time in 6th grade they allowed me to bring my dogs to school, and I was the happiest person ever (always pushing for pet-friendly spaces ;P)!”

In your opinion, what makes ASB special?

“ASB is special because of the familiar atmosphere once you cross its doors. When I was a student, the school was smaller and I knew everyone there. It’s a place I can always call home.”

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


Contributed: September 2021


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