"At Bryn Mawr, I've explored my known interests and discovered new ones."

Photo of Ntshadi MofokengComing into Bryn Mawr, I was certain I would be a political science major. With that in mind, I dabbled around in my first year, sampling my other interests in areas such as French language and culture; African history, folklore and literature; and Economic Development. Once I declared my major, I was able to craft it to continue exploring topics pertaining to the region of Africa and gaining broader insight into international dynamics. I’ve also been able to pursue my interest in dance through classes and performance opportunities within and outside of the department.

My professors are always available to discuss their specialties and areas of research during their office hours, which has profoundly enriched my academic experience. Because Bryn Mawr encouraged me to investigate multiple approaches, I discovered new interests. I’m now pursuing a minor in Anthropology to complement my Poli Sci major.
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Ntshadi Mofokeng ’12
Johannesburg, South Africa
Major(s): Political Science
Minor(s): Anthropology


Note: In 2009, Ntshadi Mofokeng was awarded a Katharine Houghton Hepburn Center summer internship in public affairs at TransAfrica Forum, a policy-advocacy center in Washington, D.C. During the summer of 2010, Bryn Mawr's Alumnae Regional Scholars Program sponsored her internship with Vuyani Dance Theatre, a modern dance company in her hometown of Johannesburg, South Africa.