"Choosing to go to Bryn Mawr really helps you reframe the way you think about yourself."

"Bryn Mawr encourages you to look at the world and yourself in new ways. The very fact of deciding that you are going to a women's college already rejects a popular mindset and sets you apart from your peers. You think, 'I'm different. I'm going to be at this college with a bunch of brilliant women, and I'm going to do something extraordinary.' That opens your mind to the possibility of finding a true intellectual passion in a place you might never have looked."

Annalisa Crannell '87
Franklin & Marshall College,
Lancaster, Pa.

Major: mathematics

Note: Annalisa Crannell arrived at Bryn Mawr determined to study foreign languages, but instead chose to major in mathematics and then went on to earn a Ph.D. in math from Brown University. Now a professor at Franklin & Marshall College, Crannell recently won the Mathematics Association of America's Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics. She is an emphatic advocate of teaching writing skills in mathematics courses. Read more about Crannell, her daughter Iolanthe Good '11, and their teacher Rhonda Hughes, who also won the Haimo award, at in Bryn Mawr Now.

Annalisa Crannell '87