IB alumni from North America

We reached out to IB alumni from across North America 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.

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Dakeyan C. Graham, PhD — Florida, USA

Dakeyan Graham PhD completed the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) at C Leon King High School, Florida, USA. He currently serves as the Director of Instrumental Studies at his IB World School alma mater.

Ayodele Odutayo – Ontario, Canada

Ayodele Odutayo graduated from the IB Diploma Programme (DP) at Turner Fenton Secondary School, Canada. He recently completed his PhD in epidemiology at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar and now works as a physician-scientist.

Dr Robin Brooks – Florida, USA

Dr Robin Brooks graduated from the IB Diploma Programme (DP) at North Miami Senior High School, USA. She holds a PhD in English from the University of Florida and is currently an assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh.

Daniel Maren – New York, USA

Daniel Maren completed the IB Diploma Programme (DP) at Dwight School, New York, USA. He studied computer science at Stanford University and is co-founder of Hypernet, which introduces a new protocol for distributed and privacy preserving computations. Daniel's expertise in business development and finance earned him a place on the Forbes "30 Under 30" list.

Kim Lewis – Illinois, USA

Kim Lewis graduated from the IB Diploma Programme (DP) at Morgan Park High School, USA. She received her Bachelor of Business Administration with a double major in supply chain management and marketing from the University of Illinois. Kim is the co-founder of the Chicago-based hair care start-up CurlMix. 

Ganesh Annan – Virginia, USA

Ganesh Annan graduated from the IB Career-related Programme (CP) at Robert E. Lee High School in Virginia, USA. He went on to study at Virginia Tech in the field of computational modelling & data analytics.

Amy Hernandez Turcios – California, USA

Amy Hernandez Turcios graduated from the IB Diploma Programme (DP) at Highland High School in California, USA, and is now an MBA candidate at Harvard Business School.

Reid Saaris – Washington, USA

Reid Saaris graduated with the IB diploma from Interlake High School, USA, and completed his undergraduate studies at Harvard University and his master's in both business and education from Stanford University. Now he is the CEO and Founder of Equal Opportunity Schools.

Alexis Thompson – Georgia, USA

Alexis Thompson completed the IB Career-related programme (CP) at Hardaway High School, Georgia, USA. She studied early childhood education at Albany State University and now works as the Executive Assistant to the Mayor of Columbus in Georgia, USA.

Abril Morishita – Mexico City, Mexico

Abril completed the IB Diploma Programme (DP) at Tecnológico de Monterrey high school in Mexico City and went on to study law at the at the same institution.