Born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 2020 Adam Schraffenberger graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Cincinnati with degrees in Business Economics and International Business; he also minored in Spanish and earned a Business Spanish Certificate. Adam did many faculty-led short-term study abroad excursions throughout his university career, as well as he studied abroad in Bilbao, Spain for the 2018-2019 academic year. After serving with Impact America, Adam plans on pursuing a career in the non-profit sector.

 

What do you like to do for fun?

I really enjoy football (soccer). Playing it, talking about it, watching it, whatever, it has been such a great sport and staple throughout my life. When my hometown finally got a professional team, I immediately bought season tickets and have had them ever since (that team would be FC Cincinnati. I am also an avid Arsenal supporter in the English Premier League as well as SD Eibar in La Liga (Spain).

 

Name and describe a memorable place you’ve been?

Within the autonomous community of the Basque Country in Spain, in the province of Gipuzkoa, there lies a little town called Eibar. The town has roughly 27,000 people. However, this place will always be memorable to me because of their football club, SD Eibar, and their home stadium, Ipurua Municipal Stadium. It felt right. A unique venue with green, mountainous terrain surrounding it, giving it a different feel than most top league stadiums.

 

What is your favorite quote from a book, film, or song?

“It gets easier. Every day it gets a little easier. But you gotta do it every day. That’s the hard part. But it does get easier.” – Bojack Horseman