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Triple-threat IB grad innovates magazine for med students

Ajay Major, a 2008 IB Diploma graduate from Valparaiso High School, is a second-year medical student at Albany Medical College. He is the founder of in-Training, an online magazine for medical students. As an aspiring physician-journalist, Ajay serves an international community of medical students to address pressing issues physicians face today.

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Alumnus: Maggie Doyne, Surkhet, Nepal

Maggie Doyne is 26 years old and has 40 children. They all live together in the Kopila Valley Children’s Home, the orphanage that Doyne founded in Surkhet, Nepal. The children, whose ages run the gamut, attend the school that Doyne also founded. The story of the orphanage and school and the organization behind them—the BlinkNow […]

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Interview with a Rhodes Scholar

Rachel Myrick is a 2009 IB graduate from North Carolina. She completed her Bachelor’s in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and was awarded a 2013 Rhodes Scholarship to pursue a Master’s in Philosophy at the University of Oxford.

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Independent filmmaker: Julienne Rathore

Majoring in Biology may not seem like a step to become a travelling social documentary filmmaker, but that is exactly how Julienne Rathore began her journey. After receiving her IB diploma from St. Olav videregående skole in 1998, her initial love of nature and film has taken her on a journey to become a scriptwriter, […]

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Seeking to innovate within Education: Alumnus Kwabena Amporful

With the support of Stanford University’s Center for Social Innovation, Kwabena Amporful, founder and CEO of the Institute of Teacher Education and Development (INTED), is working to build a professional development culture in schools in Africa; this summer, INTED piloted with 67 participant teachers and school leaders from 14 secondary schools across Ghana.

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Lights, camera, action! An alumna in show biz

After graduating from Fort Meyers High School, Julia Aubuchon moved from sunny Florida to snowy New York and lived to tell the tale. Read along to learn about her life and how her IB experience helped lead her toward her dream job working on the television program Late Night with Jimmy Fallon!

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IB graduate turned IB educator

If one were to walk the halls of International Academy in 2001, and then return again ten years later, it would appear as though Sarah Clancy never left. After graduating from Kalamazoo College, Sarah returned to teach at the very school where she received her IB diploma.

Spotlight on DP alumnus Alex Sarian

Alex Sarian completed the Diploma Programme at St. Andrew’s Scots School in Buenos Aires, Argentina. After graduating from the IB  Diploma Programme (DP), Alex went to New York University to earn a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Educational Theater and Performing Arts Administration. How has your life been shaped by IB? This is one of those […]