These IB diploma graduates wrote about their experience throughout the course of 2016 and were the first ongoing graduate contributors to the community blog. Here are their stories. Learn more about the IB Alumni Network at ibo.org/alumni.
Ruth Donaliya Mwangase completed the IB Diploma Programme at Sussex Coast College Hastings and received her MSc in Business Administration from the Hamburg School of Business Administration.
Haley Clasen is passionate about learning. She writes about what the pursuit of knowledge looks like to her, and how it can ameliorate global society. She currently attends Messiah College and received her IB Diploma at Fishers High School, US.
Her stories include how the DP prepared her for university, a reflection on DP exam time: Study hard, have fun and thank your teachers, and IB, worldview, and me.
Adrian Aleman completed his IB Diploma at Centro de Enseñanza Media de la Universidad Autónomais. He is curious about new ways and ideas of how education can be better planned and enhanced through the use of technology.
His stories include a look at careers that didn’t exist a generation ago and strategies to link higher education to a career.
Kimberly Rightor is a graduate of H. H. Dow High School. She fascinated by the ways in which stories can influence global health and public policy. She has diverse experiences in the field of global health diplomacy.
Originally from Vancouver, British Columbia, contributing author Dilys Huang received her IB Diploma from Port Moody Secondary School in 2009. She completed her undergraduate and graduate studies in planning at the University of Waterloo and Queen’s University.
Jasmine Jackson-Irwin received her IB Diploma from Parkland Magnet High School. While an undergraduate at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, Jasmine paired her academic pursuits in Political Science and German Literature.
Frances Marsh received her IB Diploma at Finham Park School in Coventry, UK in 2012. She completed her undergraduate degree in English Literature at the University of Durham and is now on a European Voluntary Service placement in Brussels.
Her stories include CAS, self-reflection and being a lifelong volunteer and a discussion of why group six (the arts) is great!
Kristin Waites is a recent graduate of Baylor University with a BA in Professional Writing. She graduated from the IB Diploma Programme at Garland High School.
Lay Wah Ching
Lay Wah Carolina Ching completed the IB Diploma Programme at Colegio Politecnico, received her BBA from Texas Christian University, and currently teaches Business Management for an IB school in Ecuador.
Tsering Asha Leba
Tsering Asha Leba, from Calgary, Canada, graduated with an IB Certificate in 2009 and went on to complete her B.A. in Political Science at the University of Calgary. Tsering Asha is passionate about human rights, social justice movements, and international relations.
Irene Sánchez Brualla graduated from from I.E.S. Santa Clara before receiving a degree in Biomedical Sciences at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. She is currently pursuing a PhD in a joint degree program between the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and Université d’Aix-Marseille.
Her stories include four secret lessons from IB exams and could IB history help prepare students for global challenges?
Sunniva Midtskogen studied a BA in English Literature with Creative Writing at Lancaster University, UK and graduated her IB diploma from Sandefjord Videregående Skole.