Madeline Birkner '10

Admissions Counselor

Territories: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont; Middle East, Pakistan, and Turkey

Additional Responsibilities: Travel Scholars

Contact

Email: mbirkner@brynmawr.edu

Phone: (610) 526-5148

About Madeline

Favorite midnight snack: Night cheese (for obvious reasons).

Most beautiful/awe-inspiring thing I've ever seen: Machu Picchu at sunup; Laguna Cuicocha in Imbabura, Ecuador; Van Gogh's "Rain" and Velazquez's "Las Meninas."

Favorite Philadelphia attraction: Three way tie between the Art Museum, the Italian Market, and the bike routes in Fairmount, Wissahickon, and Cobb's Creek parks.

Coolest Bryn Mawr alumna: Bryn Mawr has graduated many notable women, from scholars and artists, to politicians and peacemakers, and of course, one icon of American film. One of the coolest, in my eyes, is Lois Beekey, '55. She studied Spanish at Bryn Mawr, and was later awarded a scholarship to study Russian in the Soviet Union during the Cold War. The Beekey Scholarship helps Bryn Mawr students majoring in foreign languages (like I did!) pay for their education.

Favorite space on campus: Cambrian Row overlooking the athletic fields, English House backyard, and a few top secret spaces in Canaday Library.