Alumni 2016 Newsletter- English version

A word from the Head of School, Emmanuel Texier

Hello to everyone,

It is with great pleasure that I share with you what so many of you have been waiting for, some longer than others! The digital version of the Yearbooks.  I hope you enjoy reliving some great moments and reconnecting passed friendships.

It is a great leap from 1986 to 2020! I wish to congratulate the 36 students of Class of 2020 who distinguished themselves with a 100% success rate in the baccalaureate, 45% with honorable mentions of "Tres Bien". Congratulations to each of them also for their acceptance in the universities of their choice.  44% of these students are "lifers" who arrived in kindergarten at the LFSF.  I wish them all the best for the future.

Every year I look forward to seeing you at the "alumni reunions" in Montreal, Paris and San Francisco. We don't know yet if they will take place but we will inform you of the dates as soon as possible if they can be held.

I wish you all a good read,

Emmanuel Texier, 

Head of School

A word from the Director of Advancement, Nathalie Hautavoine

In turn, I wish the Class of 2020 great success. In this newsletter though, I would like to focus your attention on our class of 2016 (47 alumni). Four years ago, a new chapter was opened for these very young graduates (49% lifers). Are you curious to know what became of them? Read their journey below, each one more interesting than the other. 

A few are looking for a job and we encourage alumni to find them on Linked-in if they have internship or work opportunities to offer or simply good advice to share. LFSF's alumni support is based on the values we have instituted

Words from Alumni:

Yara Akiki
I just finished four great years at UC Berkeley where I studied Computer Science and Human Rights. Next week I start a new role at Robinhood, a Fintech company in Menlo Park, as Software Engineer. 

Alizée Bouju
Indeed no graduation for Berkeley this year... the future remains uncertain but if possible I would like to work one or two years in an architectural cabinet in France before coming back to the US to do my master's degree.

Melina Chiotis
Currently a jurist in France, I finished my Law Degree in Strasbourg and I'm currently studying for the Master's Degree in International and European Law with a specialization in International and European Union Law and Politics. My experience in a French University was very positive. Even if the level of work is very different from the one expected at the Lycée, you adapt quickly.  Moreover, the University of Strasbourg as well as the city has a lot of events for students, activities, etc... Regarding my future professional projects, the globalization phenomenon is more and more important for the legal professions, which leads me to want to specialize in the field of the protection of Human Rights in European institutions/international organizations. 

Lola Desmole
I'm starting a Master's degree in Fashion, Beauty and Lifestyle Journalism at a(IEJ) in Paris so I'm currently looking for a September work-study in a magazine in the Paris region. 

Marguerite Gobbi
I obtained a Bachelor in Strategic Management and Sustainability at Desautels and I am now starting a Master in Management at ESCP. 

Hajar Habbal
It is truly a pleasure to receive news from the LFSF. I started working as a Financial Analyst at Kemper Corporation in Chicago (an insurance company). 

Marie Jumelle
During the past four years, I went back to France and studied to become a nurse. I should be graduating in March of next year.

Sunny Klein
I just graduated from CU Boulder, but no plans right now. I'm either staying in Colorado or I'm coming back to San Francisco. 

Alix Le Boterff
After high school, I went to UCLA and just graduated with a major in Business Economics and a minor in Global Studies. During my four years in college, I had the chance to do an exchange with Bocconi in Milan and I specialized in marketing strategy and analysis thanks to the clubs I joined.  At the moment, I am helping small and medium sized companies to turn their digital strategy around during this pandemic, while looking for a job.

Ammala Lacroix 
I graduated cum laude from Barnard College, Columbia University, this year with a degree in Art History. My experience includes researching, cataloging, and translating political cartoons, event planning for art non profits, and curating shows for the gallery that I helped found in San Francisco. I am seeking full-time entry level opportunities in either the Bay Area or New York that utilize my creativity, presentation, and language skills. Sectors of interest are: corporate/wellness training, localization, content strategy, UX writing, and copywriting. Portfolio: Publication & Blog

Leah Lorget
I have just obtained my Bachelor's degree in Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) and am preparing to pursue my Master's degree in Medical Anthropology and Sociology at the University of Amsterdam. 

Tiffany Nayler
I have just graduated from a bachelor in International Management at the University of Warwick (UK) and am following with a masters in Human Resources and Organisations at the London School of Economics.

Mona Neilson
I really enjoyed receiving that letter from my younger self what a funny experience. I've just graduated from Camberwell College of Arts (UK) from a Bachelor in Illustration having received a First. Now I'm planning on continuing my project of publishing a play, as well as looking for a studio in which I can continue my practice. I'm currently saving up to go travelling for 6 months in South Asia! Life is good!

Juliette Saux
I just got the school card and it was nice to see what I wrote. 

I just graduated summa cum laude from Smith College, and defended my thesis about the subduction zone in the northwestern United States. In September I start my Ph.D. at Caltech in Geophysics! I hope to continue my research on tectonic processes. I look forward to reading about my classmates.

Lionel Simm
I will start working at the end of August at a French consulting company called Wavestone. I will be located in their New York office and will work in the fields of cybersecurity and digital transformation.

Jade Teral
I spent 4 years in Montreal for my Bachelor of Commerce at McGill University. I had a very good university experience (the McGill level is quite challenging) in an extremely diverse and dynamic city. I am looking for marketing work in fields such as technology, fashion, wine and luxury. I would like to stay in the Bay Area and NYC is also an option.

Lucie Vicat-Blanc
As for what I’ve been up to... I just graduated with the highest distinctions from the University of Waterloo in Canada. I now hold a bachelor of science in biomedical sciences and a minor in international studies. In September I will be heading to Barcelona for a joint Spanish, French and Belgian national masters degree in vaccinology and infectious diseases.  

Giselle Vitcov
I just graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in philosophy and next year I'm starting a degree in bioethics at Harvard. I chose to study that because I have found bioethics to be the most interesting area of philosophy for me. In addition, bioethical issues have a great impact on the lives and well-being of patients, doctors, and almost everyone else. Later on, I am thinking of going to medical school to become a doctor and/or to law school.



Many thanks to the many collaborators and students who worked on the Yearbook throughout the years, with a special thank you to Alain Waeber, at the origin of the yearbook, and worked tirelessly until he retired in 2009. 

Thank you to his successors, Anton Ritzu, Stephane Houari and Farinaz Agharabi. 

A few yearbooks are missing, work is in progress.


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