"Daily conversations with intelligent, motivated women enhance the academic environment immeasurably."

photo of sarah christianphoto of Sarah Christian“Whether these conversations take place on long walks or when trapped in the dorm during a blizzard, they always result in exposure to different fields of study as viewed through the eyes of other passionate scholars. Some of the best cross-curricular learning can happen when two friends in entirely different departments sit down for dinner and begin to make connections they never thought possible between their respective fields.

“If Bryn Mawr has taught me anything, it is that the lessons we learn in the classroom are only a small part of the true undergraduate education. I have finally realized that this is primarily a place for each woman to begin to develop her own character and to learn how to conduct herself in the world, and make an impact, without allowing it to change who she is. Bryn Mawr professors understand this, and they work to tailor course projects to the interests of the students and to give them unique academic and career advice and suggestions based on students’ interests.”

Sarah Christian ’11
Austin, Texas
Major(s): Geology

Note: Sarah Christian is a geology major who plans to pursue a career in planetary geology. The summer of 2010 will be her third as a member of a research team that uses radar to investigate the northern polar ice cap on Mars at the Institute for Geophysics, University of Texas at Austin. Christian is listed as a co-author of a study the group recently published in the leading scientific journal Nature.