1. Do you know what programs/degree you will be pursuing at Stanford?
I am a so called STEM student, meaning that I am interested in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math. I will opt for one of these fields, or I might study economics. The beauty of Stanford is that I have to declare my major by the end of my sophomore year, so I can wait to see what best fits my interests.
2. What is your dream job?
At 16 years old, it is quite difficult for me to answer this question. Careers in engineering or business currently appeal to me.
3. How long have you been at ASM?
Since 9th grade, so this is my fourth year at ASM. We made a family decision to switch from an Italian to an American schooling system. My younger sister and brother also attend ASM.
4. How has ASM influenced your decision?
ASM definitely played a key role in my decision. Joining ASM was the turning point of my school path. In addition to being an international school, ASM gives us the daily opportunity to be immersed in the American culture through activities ranging from sports, to NHS, to Model UN, to film making. This approach is implemented without jeopardizing the academic rigor. We work hard every day to succeed in our classes: I am currently taking IB HL Chemistry, Math, Spanish B and SL Economics, English, Physics.
5. Is there any teacher or class that influenced you the most?
It is a matter of teamwork, not of single professors. Other than endorsing hard work and perseverance, the faculty is very passionate. This is strongly connected to the "American culture" I was referring to before, which pervades each ASM hallway.
Congratulations Giovanna! We wish you all the best for your journey ahead.