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Pursue your Passions

Welcome to the Winter 2017 issue of the WORLD™ Magazine, an edition filled with stories of dreams and passions.
Patricia Khalil and Alex Cristescu
Patricia Khalil and Alex Cristescu
Welcome to the Winter 2017 issue of the WORLD™ Magazine, an edition filled with stories of dreams and passions.

Our cover story puts Justin Winston in the spotlight. AISB student between 2002-2004 and now an engineer for SpaceX, Justin is based in LA and tasked with solving complex engineering problems day by day. The incredible devotion he has for his work is helping him achieve the company’s mission to revolutionize space technology. Also living in LA and loving it with all her heart, Cathy Kyritsis, Class of 2006, tells us about her commitment to her dream of ending up in Hollywood! Her advice to us all: don’t ever give up on your dreams because they can become a reality!

Los Angeles sure seems to be the place to be because Dr. Regine Muradian, Class of 1996, also developed her career in the Californian center. A clinical psychologist working to empower the youth of today, she just co-founded a new business designed to offer a variety of enriched programs for teens and their parents. In her interview, she tells the particularly interesting story of the school in the ’90s.

This issue delves deep into the stories of sisters Ariel and Anissa Dominguez, students at AISB between 2001 and 2006 now pursuing their calling for music in the US. While one practices music medicine and the other music therapy, these sisters are confident that they will one day unite their styles to create something fantastic. Petru Calinescu, Class of 2005, also an artist, gives us the inside scoop on his musical career in Romania and the development he has seen over the last few years. Moreover, he talks about a new business venture, an events venue that places guests center stage.

We also catch up with Jan Van Groningen and Vik Salic, Class of 2008, the two AISB alumni behind Fish House. Their interview explores the challenges and successes they have seen over the last six months since our last issue, as well as their plans for next year. Sebi Vladescu, Class of 2006, also shares with us his experiences of opening an international escape room franchise, and the challenges and opportunities that exist in this industry. And then again, sometimes, life surprises us and throws us into a career segment we didn’t expect: George Peltecu, Class of 2007, shares his experiences of how the pharmaceutical industry found him and became his passion.

Finally, we catch up with Peter Achim and Cati Georgescu, Class of 2014 graduates. Peter tells us about his fresh new career in game design and digital arts, his achievements as well as the challenges he faces in this competitive segment, while Cati takes on the audit department at Deloitte London in a new graduate program that she just embarked upon.

It is clear to see that the dreams and passions of these alumni have shined through in what they are doing now. As we move into another year, I wish that all our alumni and readers around the world have the opportunity to pursue their own passions, that these prospects bring much joy, success, and fulfilment to all. And for our alumni - we have some surprises in store for 2018 – stay connected with us online to find out more.

I look forward to seeing many of you in New York in February for our first Big Apple reunion. Enjoy every day and every page of this issue of the WORLD™ Magazine.

Salwa Patricia Khalil

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