|23 Sep 2021|
After attending ASB for four years, Alessia Czerwinski ‘17 moved to Canada following her graduation. She is currently in her final year at the University of Waterloo, studying Honours Environment, Resources, and Sustainability with a minor in Geographical Environmental Management and a Diploma in Environmental assessment. That might be a mouthful, but it’s right on track for Alessia’s future in environmental policies.
While at university, Alessia has been able to gain work experience as part of her COOP program, mainly in areas related to her studies; public service, policy, and environmental compliance. She has worked for the Federal government of Canada and a private pharmaceutical company.
What experiences or teachers from ASB might have inspired who you are today?
“I’m very grateful to all of my teachers at ASB for encouraging me to be who I am today. Mr. Mota taught me Environmental Systems and Societies (ESS) during the IB, which persuaded me to study what I study today. I am also grateful to my Chemistry teacher, Mr. Daniel, who helped me become a better student and more confident in my abilities. Finally, I am also thankful to Mr. Speier and Mr. Bolivar, both of who pushed me to believe in myself and work harder.”
Tell us a little about any extracurricular or service activities you were involved in at ASB.
“I was involved in the Student Council; it was a great way to get involved in the school while making friends from different grades. I also took French to complete the DELF certification, played soccer on the high school girl’s team, and for my volunteer service, I taught English to hospital staff at San Joan de Deu.”
What would be a favorite ASB memory?
“There are so many! I loved attending International Day and seeing all of the different nationalities and cultures represented at ASB. It was also a great way to showcase my country and its traditions. When I first visited ASB, it was Halloween, and the school was all decorated with kids wearing costumes. It was so familiar and sweet that it helped convince my family and me to choose ASB.”
In your opinion, what makes ASB special?
“ASB is diverse and strong. We meet so many like-minded yet different people who want to work hard and grow into strong adults. It has a small community feeling that most schools cannot offer.”
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Contributed: September 2021