A brief History about your time at IBSB
I graduated from IBSB in 2021 after being part of this community for pretty I graduated from IBSB in 2021, having been a part of this community for pretty much my entire life. I joined this school in 2008 at the age of 4, and it soon became my second home. In so many ways, the students, teachers, and staff I met during my life at IBSB shaped me in some way, and helped me create friendships and connections to last a lifetime. Being in a classroom together with these people created an environment where learning became enjoyable and exciting all the way from Reception to Year 13. The endless support received from my teachers, some of which became mentors and friends, helped me achieve my grades, and as a result gain a full scholarship at one of the best art schools in the world.
What are you studying at University?
Ever since I entered secondary school, I was sure that I wanted to pursue a career in the arts, since it was the subject I felt truly passionate about. I researched different career paths such as graphic design, fashion, illustration, and finally decided on animation before arriving at SCAD. After familiarising myself with the disciplines involving this course of study I started questioning whether I had made the right choice. One of the great things about this university is the flexibility it offers, especially when it comes to each student’s academic path. All students are yet to declare their majors in the first year of college, therefore you are allocated enough time toFrom the very start of the secondary school programme, I was sure that I wanted to pursue a career in the arts, because it was the subject I felt truly passionate about. I researched different career paths, such as graphic design, fashion, illustration, and finally decided on animation before arriving at SCAD. After familiarising myself with the disciplines involving this course of study, I started questioning whether I had made the right choice. One of the great things about this university is the flexibility it offers, especially when it comes to each student’s academic path. Students do not need to declare their majors in the first year of college, allowing time to experiment and explore different areas of the arts before making a final decision. After attending a Majors and Minors fair organised by the college, I became intrigued by their architecture department, and the more I thought about it, the more natural this choice felt, especially since I consider myself a creative, yet organised and methodical person, thoroughly enjoying disciplines of both the arts and sciences. Now, I am certain about pursuing a career in architecture and I am extremely excited about the years to come.
In what way did your experiences at IBSB help to shape you into the person you are today?
Learning to be kind and thoughtful to those around me is a fundamental principle I formed during my life at IBSB, and that is what has shaped my morals and values as a person. Being involved in CAS projects, and helping the community I was part of, taught me to prioritise humanity, developing empathy, which I find more significant than any specific academic achievements I gained.
Please provide a brief description of some of your treasured memories from your time at IBSB
One of my favourite things about the IBSB community is the way in which the entire school, all ages, staff, teachers, and students get together for events. Being part of school plays, international celebrations, charity events, and class trips are some of my favourite memories.
Which IBSB teachers stand out as having a positive impact on your education?
All of the teachers I had during my time at IBSB helped shape me and taught me not only lessons in academics, but also in life. In my last years there, Mrs Baker and Ms Hawkins definitely made the greatest impact. They motivated me and supported me through my struggles, always going out of their way to ensure I achieved the best possible outcomes. If there’s a reason I’m attending my dream university, that reason is them.
What skills developed at IBSB proved most useful post-graduation?
My work ethic has definitely proved to be one of my best assets here at SCAD. Being resilient, determined, and self-motivated are all skills that I learnt and developed at IBSB, which are now guiding me towards my future successes.
What subjects did you study at A Level and do you wish to pursue any further studies?
In addition to the mandatory subjects (English Language and Literature, Mathematics, Science, and Computer Science) I took Art, Business, and German for my IGCSEs. Later I continued with Art, Mathematics, and Business for A Levels, as well as having studied English Literature for AS.
Which University will your graduate from?
Savannah College of Art and Design, Architecture B.F.A. , Class of 2025
What are you doing now?
I am currently completing my first semester at SCAD, studying Drawing 100, Design 100, and English 123.