November 14, 2023

SAIS Around the World: Spotlight on Alumni Success Stories

Since its founding in 2009, Stamford American International School has graduated an impressive roster of young individuals, many have already gone on to achieve remarkable success in various fields around the world. Let’s shine a spotlight on some of the accomplished Stamford American alumni who have made significant contributions to their respective industries and communities.

Kiera, Class of 2019

Kiera graduated from Stamford in the summer of 2019. She moved to Bristol to study Psychology with Education in September. The University of Bristol has always been her top choice, and Kiera considered it an absolute dream to finally be in the city starting her degree. With the buzzing theatre and music life, as well as the incredibly quirky personalities that roam the streets, it has definitely been the city for her since the beginning.

She credits Stamford American with teaching her how to be independent and how to work collaboratively with people with contrasting opinions—skills that she plans to use in university and beyond.

Elliot, Class of 2018

During his time at Stamford American, Elliot was a member of several organizations, a testament to early opportunities provided by the institution. He was part of the Model United Nations (MUN), the Motorsports Society, Engineering Society, Food Appreciation Society, as well as the Malaysian and Singaporean Society. 

Elliot graduated in 2018 and pursued a Diploma in Professional Engineering Practice at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). When he first started at university, he expected the workload to be more than he could handle. Thanks to his IB knowledge and Stamford-approved writing finesse, he was able to more than handle the challenges brought to him by UTS.

Adam, Class of 2018, Salutatorian

Originally from Ireland, Adam moved to Singapore when he was 14 and studied at Stamford American International School from Grade 8 through to graduation. Adam graduated as class salutatorian in 2018, later pursuing an LL.B. Bachelor of Laws at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

During his time at Stamford American, Adam was the President of the National Honor Society (NHS), the Secretary-General for Stamford American International School’s Model United Nations (MUN), and served for two terms as the President of the Student Council. Today, he is a Trainee Solicitor at Invesco EMEA in the UK.

Amari, Class of 2017

Amari graduated from Stamford American International School in 2017 and graduated with Honors with a Bachelor of Business degree from the prestigious Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore. From her time in NTU onwards, Amari has gained a variety of professional experiences, including an internship at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, as well roles at several globally recognized companies, including Singapore Airlines and Ernst & Young Global Limited, to name just a few. Today, she holds a key role as part of the Global Partnerships team at Secret Labs.

Amari is a living testament to the value of a diverse educational experience at Stamford American, and she passionately encourages current students to stay actively involved and participate in after school activities. She emphasizes the long-term life benefits that these experiences offer, as they not only enrich one’s educational journey but also provide valuable skills that can open doors to exciting opportunities.

Gaëlle, Class of 2016

Gaëlle has fond memories of being in the first graduating cohort of Stamford. At Stamford American, she prepared for a career in the culinary arts, eventually attending the Culinary Institute of America, widely acknowledged to be one of the best cooking schools in the world. Later, she decided to change career paths, attending Vatel Madrid, one best schools of hospitality management in the world. She is set on working in the concert event industry and applying her passion and learnings in that field.

Dong Hyun, Class of 2018

Dong Hyun is now a Mathematics of Computation major at UCLA, set to graduate in June 2024. During his 3 years at Stamford American, he was able to cultivate his aptitude for mathematics alongside his social life. He believes that his experience at Stamford equipped him with the skills needed to excel beyond school. Today, Dong Hyun is set to enter a career in Data Science and Machine Learning.

Aashna, Class of 2018

Aashna moved to Singapore from her home country India when she was 16. Her journey in international diplomacy began at Stamford American, where she completed Grade 11 through to graduation in Grade 12 and ranked 1st in Stamford’s Class of 2018 on the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) final examinations. 

Aashna has a penchant for International Relations, particularly as it relates to Social and Economic Development. She reveals that Stamford American International School has given her the support to pursue her dreams and the “freedom to explore and discover.” Today, she works at the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs in New York, where she is actively engaged in her calling.

Stamford American Alumni: A Global Legacy of Excellence

These Stamford American alumni serve as inspiring examples of how globally focused education can empower individuals to not only pursue their passions but also make a meaningful impact on the world. Their stories remind us that the Stamford American community is not only a place of learning but also a launchpad for aspirations that can take flight on the international stage. Stamford American continues to nurture future leaders and innovators, fostering a legacy of excellence that spans the globe. With impressive results in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, Advanced Placement, and Business and Technology Education Council exams, the Stamford American class of 2023 is poised to carry this legacy forward. As this latest batch prepares to step onto the international stage, we have no doubt that they will follow in the footsteps of our distinguished alumni and use their Stamford American education to drive positive change and make a meaningful impact on the world.

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