IB alumni from Europe

We reached out to IB alumni from across Europe and asked them to share their experiences from the Diploma Programme (DP) and Career-related Programme (CP). Read more about why these alumni chose to do the IB, and where they are today.


Matthew Lambert - Birmingham, UK

Matthew Lambert completed the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) at CTC Kingshurst Academy. Now, 18 years on, Matthew is an IB Diploma Programme coordinator and teacher of Physics at the British International School, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Marc Brunssen

Marc Brunssen – Salem, Germany

Marc Brunssen received his IB diploma from the Schule Schloss Salem in Germany and continued his studies at the London School of Economics. He now works for the Boston Consulting Group and is an MBA candidate at Stanford University, California, US.

Luisa Mandacaru

Luisa Mandacaru – Barcarena, Portugal

Luisa Mandacaru received her IB diploma from the Oeiras International School in Barcarena, Portugal. She is currently studying biology at the University of Lisbon in Portugal.

Martina Ghinetti

Martina Ghinetti – Cambridge, United Kingdom

Martina Ghinetti completed the IB Diploma Programme (DP) at Impington Village College. She is currently reading Law at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.

Clara Saez

Clara Saéz Calabuig – Geneva, Switzerland

Clara Sáez Calabuig completed the IB Career-related Programme (CP) at the International School of Geneva, Switzerland, in 2017. She now studies at the University of the Arts London.

Marina Moncada

Marina Moncada – Barcelona, Spain

Marina Moncada received her IB diploma from Colegio Montserrat in Barcelona, Spain. She began the Diploma Programme (DP) with an interest in science and is now enrolled in medical school.

Ervin Liz

Ervin Liz – Flekke, Norway

Ervin Liz graduated from the IB Diploma Programme (DP) at the United World College (UWC) Red Cross Nordic in Norway. He continued his studies in economics at Luther College in Iowa, USA. Today, he is the co-founder of Colombian Coffee Connection LLC (CCC).

Robert Tomalin

Robert Tomalin – Duino, Italy

Robert Tomalin graduated from the IB Diploma Programme (DP) at the United World College (UWC) of the Adriatic in Duino, Italy. Today he is a dedicated educator and serves as the Director of Colegio Gran Bretaña in Bogotá, Colombia, an IB World School.

Sarah Brun

Sarah Brun – Stavanger, Norway

Sarah Brun graduated from the IB Diploma Programme (DP) at the International School of Stavanger in Norway and now works for UN Women in Egypt, working towards women’s rights in the Arab region.

William Micklewright

William Micklewright – Essex, UK

William Micklewright graduated from the IB Career-related Programme (CP) at the Anglo European School in Essex, UK, and continued his studies in Business and Management at the University of Kent, UK.