IB Spotlight: Lara Riad

Q: How do you keep up with your academics and social life?

A: I don’t have a social life except I try to finish work so I have Friday and Saturday open occasionally.

Q: What are your studying habits?

A: If I’m super tired and I need to study for a test the next day I sleep really early and wake up at like midnight to study. Sleep is important to me to have so I can focus.

Q: What is your favorite IB subject?

A: My favorite IB subject is IB Physics.

Q: What are your plans after high school?

A: Next year, I will be going to college.

Q: How do you think you did on your recent IB exams?

A: The IB exams were okay but the physics one was really dificult this year and I don’t think I did well on that one.

Q: What was your extended essay topic?

A: How did Issac Newton influence and affect society?

Q: Is your only focus academics?

A: Yes, my only focus is academics.

Q: Who or what has helped you on your IB journey?

A: My friends have all really helped me. IB kids look out for one another so we all struggle together.

Q: Who is your favorite IB teacher?

A: Mr. Tyndall

Q: What advice would you give future IB diploma candidates?

A: Don’t be ambitious with your HL classes. Take a balanced amount, so you won’t overwork yourself. You’re already being ambitious enough by doing the IB diploma.

Q: What skills do you think the IB program has taught you that can help you later in life?

A: IB has definitely taught me to write a lot and analyze everything.

Q: Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
A: Working at a computer company, like Intel, as a hardware engineer.