Amani Chowdhury ’14 Class Color: Dark Blue Major: Biology Minor: Growth & Structure of Cities Hometown: Richmond Hill, NY Amani is the newly elected head of the Honor Board. She has been involved with SGA since her first year. Amani is a strong believer in self‐government – it’s one of her favorite things about Bryn Mawr. Amani’s confidence has grown since coming to Bryn Mawr. She feels empowered to act on her beliefs andbecome a leader, and she is encouraged to speak up and say what is on her mind. Associate Professor Monica Chander is one of Amani’s favorite professors, and she enjoys working in the biology lab. Amani hopes to combine her studies of Biology and Cities in her future career.
Current Class Colors: Dark BlueIn the 2012‐2013 year, 116 students in the Class of 2014 studied abroad.Gifts to The Bryn Mawr Fund touch all aspects of students’ education, including study abroad programs, which prepare students to be citizens of an ever interconnected world.
Vivien Chen ‘14 Class Color: Dark Blue Major: English Minor: Political Science Hometown: Holmdel, NJ The students Vivien met on a campus visit convinced her that Bryn Mawr was the college for her. She felt welcomed by their open friendliness. Vivien loves how Bryn Mawr encourages students to find their innerconfidence and prepares them for the future. She also loves the Tri‐Co relationship. Vivien is an English major, but she is also interested in corporate law. She spent summer 2012 working at a law firm in Hong Kong. Vivien will take her L‐SATs this spring and is planning to attend law school after she graduates.Vivien is the captain of Bryn Mawr’s tennis team. She’s looking forward to May Day. She loves everything about the tradition – the food, and the fact that students, faculty, and staff all come together to have fun.
Current Class Colors: Financial Aid% of students receiving some sort of financial aid2013 (Red) 2014 (Dark Blue) 2015 (Green) 2016 (Light Blue)80% 79% 81% 79%The Bryn Mawr Fund helps to support one of the College’s greatest needs –financial aid.
Hosanna Odhner ‘13 Class Color: Red Major: Physics Hometown: Bryn Athyn, PA Hosanna chose Bryn Mawr because of the potential, power, and responsibility of the Honor Code. She also wanted to be in a diverse environment with people who have different opinions and passions in life. Hosanna is a Physics major and has held an internship position every summer as a researcher. She interned atGeorgia Tech, Lehigh University, and the College of Wooster. However, after taking a Management certificate course with Chief Financial Officer John Griffith, Hosanna found her passion for business. This summer, she will start a job at Vanguard where she will work with group sales and develop business practices to recruit new clients. On class colors, Hosanna has always affiliated with Red. Hosanna thinks Reds are driven go‐getters, qualities she sees in herself as well.
Current Class Colors: RedThe Class of 2013 will soon graduate! In what subjects are they majoring? Chemistry 20 students English 38 students Math 36 students Political Science 24 students Psychology 27 studentsThe Bryn Mawr Fund supports the faculty and curricular development that makes a Bryn Mawr education so distinctive.
Yashaswini Singh ‘13 Class Color: Red Majors: Economics and Mathematics Hometown: New Delhi, India Yashaswini loves the closeness of Bryn Mawr’s community, from its traditions and Customs to her circle of friends. She has become a more‐confident person since coming to Bryn Mawr, and she attributes that personal growth to Bryn Mawr’s incredible and invaluable support network of mentors, peers and professors.Always busy, Yashaswini has worked in Wyndham, Canaday Library, as a tour guide, and as a Zumba instructor. She is currently a teaching assistant in Economics. Internships took Yashiswini to Washington, D.C. for two summers where she worked for non‐profit development think tanks, and last summer she was a public policy intern at the MDG Centre in Kenya, Africa. After graduation, Yashiswini will go on to graduate school to study Economics. She sees her future in international finance development possibly at the United Nations.
Current Class Colors: Internships# of students who received internship funding for summer 20122013 (Red) 2014 (Dark Blue) 2015 (Green)95 62 11The Bryn Mawr Fund provides invaluable internship funding that help students get the experience they need for academic and professional success.
Kayla Bixler ‘16 Class Color: Light Blue Hometown: Lancaster, PA Kayla loves Bryn Mawr’s campus with its grand buildings and picturesque setting. She also appreciates the College’s small community where upperclassmen nurture younger students and help them succeed. Kayla wasn’t interested in Chemistry when she was in high school, but after working in Bryn Mawr’s lab with Professor Krynn Lukacs, she is now planning to major in Chemistry and is taking pre‐med classes. A defensive player in field hockey, Kayla trains all year to keep in shape for the season and is enjoying spring training. Kayla also coaches a field hockey team in Downingtown, PA.
Current Class Colors: Light BlueFor the Class of 2016, the average Bryn Mawr grant recipient received $26,349. Philanthropy, including gifts to The Bryn Mawr Fund, allow the College to meet 100% of students’ demonstrated financial need.
Prerana Vaddi ‘16 Class Color: Light Blue Hometown: Sunnyvale, CA Prerana wanted a college that focused on bringing out the best in students. Bryn Mawr won her over – the students she met on campus were like‐minded in their goals of doing their best and becoming leaders. Prerana is on a pre‐med track, leaning towards majoring in either Political Science or Psychology, and minoring in Neuroscience. The collaborative relationships she has with her professors in both Psychology andBiology are helping her to develop her academic potential.At Bryn Mawr, Prerana wanted to achieve something outside of her comfort zone. So she joined the Equestrian Club, though she had never been on a horse. She loves it and plans to ride for the next four years. She photographs for Hepburn’s Closet, a campus online fashion magazine, and will be photographing for the Bi‐Co News next semester.
Current Class Colors: Athletics# of students participating in athletics2013 (Red) 2014 (Dark Blue) 2015 (Green) 2016 (Light Blue)30 31 50 75Bryn Mawr athletes excel in the classroom and on the field. The Bryn Mawr Fund supports all aspects of campus life, like athletics and fitness.
Lindsey Lyons ‘15 Class Color: Green Major: Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology Hometown: Long Island, NY When selecting Bryn Mawr, Lindsey was looking for a college with a strong Archaeology department. She was impressed by Bryn Mawr’s program, and as soon as she visited campus, she fell in love with the welcoming community. She knew belonged at Bryn Mawr. She counts Bryn Mawr’s diversity as one of her favorite things about the College. It gives her the opportunity to come out of her comfort zone. She enjoys the small classes where you get to know professors and are encouraged to be an active participant in class discussions.Archaeology is Lindsay’s passion. She spent the 2012 winter break in a field school in the United Arab Emirates, run by Professor Peter Magee. She worked at two sites there and enjoyed the experience of being in the Middle East.
Current Class Colors: Green20% of the Class of 2015 are first generation college students.The Bryn Mawr Fund makes a distinctive Bryn Mawr education available to qualified students of all backgrounds.
Mfon‐ido Akpan ‘15 Class Color: Green Home country: Nigeria Mfon was a volunteer at the U.S. Embassy in Nigeria when a college advisor recommended Bryn Mawr to her. She was looking for a college with rigorous academics, and Bryn Mawr fit the bill. She is leaning towards majoring in Economics and minoring in French. Mfon finds the support system at Bryn Mawr to be amazing. Professor Anne Dalke and Dean Raima Evans devoted hours to helping her acclimate to a new school and a new country and feel like Bryn Mawr is home away from home. At Bryn Mawr, Mfon has learned that she can be anything she wants to be.In summer 2012, Mfon worked as a Hepburn Fellow in Washington, D.C. doing research with the Global Fund for Children. And this summer, she is excited about her internship, which will take her to London to work with an investment management team.
Current Class Colors: International# of countries from which students originate2013 (Red) 2014 (Dark Blue) 2015 (Green) 2016 (Light Blue)27 33 35 34The Bryn Mawr Fund provides financial aid resources so the College can recruit the very best students from across the country and around the world.