Hometown: Lilongwe, Malawi
Current Occupation: Graduate Student at Columbia University
What is your perspective as a recent graduate from Bryn Mawr?
I am now two years out of Bryn Mawr and I’m amazed at my journey thus far. We come to Bryn Mawr to get an education that challenges our intellectual capabilities, stretching us to see far beyond the limits of our imagination. We take classes with some of the best professors one could possibly ask for, read books from authors we never even knew existed., and are challenged to grow, question, and see the world from a new perspective. This intellectual journey helps us to discover our identity, our purpose, and our vision. As students at Bryn Mawr we are young women striving to live a life bigger than our culture and our history.
I realize that it is the unique bonds between the women at Bryn Mawr that make this journey even more beautiful. I am deeply grateful for the women and professors I met from all parts of the world who have proudly and positively impacted me. I felt supported to realize my full potential as a women of color and as an African. I left Bryn Mawr fully confident in myself as a person and ready to conquer the world.
Within two weeks of graduating I was hired for a position that took me around the world. One year later, I was promoted to become an Operations Manager for an organization with three offices across North and Latin America. I don’t think I would have been able to stretch so far within two years if it wasn't for Bryn Mawr. These experiences have prepared me for my next journey, where I will pursue a Master’s degree focusing on International Finance and Economic Development at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.