Dominique Angehrn, '14

   

   GISNY CLASS OF 2014
   ATTENDED GISNY FOR Grades 11 & 12
    UNIVERSITY
    ETH Zurich
    INTENDS TO STUDY
    Civil Engineering            
    FAVORITE GISNY SUBJECTS
    American Political Studies, History and Art

 WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE GISNY MEMORY?  Some of the best memories were the Bashes, lunch, and Biology lessons with Herr Peinemann.

WHAT CLUBS AND/OR AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES WERE YOU INVOLVED WITH DURING YOUR TIME AT GISNY?  Human Rights Club, Student Representative for Grades 5 - 12

WHAT LANGUAGES DO YOU SPEAK REGULARLY TODAY? German and English (and French and Spanish on vacations)

WHAT HAS BEING MULTILINGUAL MEANT TO YOU?  Being multilingual makes me feel like a citizen of the World.  It gave me the chance to understand other cultures.  There is also less misunderstanding.

HOW DID YOUR GIS EDUCATION PREPARE YOU FOR UNIVERSITY AND BEYOND?  GISNY prepared me better for life than for University.  GIS has a great department in Social Sciences and Languages.  ETH Zurich is an "Engineering/Science University".  They work rather impersonally with their students while GISNY works very family-like with its students.

WHAT DID YOU THINK YOU WANTED TO BE WHEN YOU "GREW UP"? I wanted to be an Architect in developing countries.

WHAT ACTIVITIES/CLUBS/COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS ARE YOU INVOLVED WITH TODAY?  I play tennis at my home town club, and I am a part of the ETH student community.

WHAT ADVICE CAN YOU GIVE TO CURRENT GIS STUDENTS TO HELP THEM MAKE THE MOST OF THEIR EXPERIENCE?  You don't need any advice.  Be open to the new.  The student body is very welcoming.  You are soon part of it. 

WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO ACCOMPLISH, EITHER PERSONALLY OR PROFESSIONALLY, IN THE NEXT 10 YEARS?  I hope to accomplish a Civil Engineering Degree and be able to work in the field of construction, water systems and traffic.

WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IN LIFE YOU HAVE LEARNED SO FAR?  Family is the most important thing.  Everyone has more than one side of themselves, and every side has to be appreciated: the good and the bad and everything in between.