The Candidates

The following alumnae are up for election to the Alumnae Association Executive Board.

Voting will take place at the Annual Meeting on June 3, 2018 during Reunion. Terms are for three years, unless otherwise noted.

Christy A. Allen ’90, Alumnae Association nominated Trustee (five-year term), received her J.D. from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and currently serves as the assistant treasurer for the State of Tennessee, Department of Treasury. She has an extensive volunteer history with Bryn Mawr, having served on the AAEB and its Leadership Development Committee, as a BMF Class Chair and reunion gift committee member, a district coordinator and task force member for the Admissions office, a member of the President’s Advisory Committee, and on the Trustee Development Committee.

Susan K. Flinn ’86, Representative for Clubs and Affinity Groups, is a Washington, D.C.-based consultant with public health and social change organizations. Her many roles for the D.C. Club have included co-president, membership chair, newsletter editor, and treasurer. She chairs the board of the Lantern, an all-volunteer used bookstore that raises funds for the College. She has a master’s in women’s studies from George Washington University. Whenever possible, she is on the ice skating rink.

Courtney Gray ’92, Representative for Alumnae Communications, majored in political science and is currently a director at Uptake, a predictive analytics company in Chicago. She has an extensive background in communications, specializing in media technology. Her volunteer history at Bryn Mawr includes several terms as 1992’s class president and as a reunion manager; co-president of the Bryn Mawr Clubs of Baltimore and Chicago; and member of the 360 ° of Innovation Chicago host committee, the Hepburn Medal host committee, and the President’s Advisory Committee.

Allison Levy M.A. ’97, Ph.D. ’00, Representative for Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, is the digital scholarship editor at Brown University. An art historian of early modern Italy, she has published four scholarly books and serves as general editor of the book series Visual and Material Culture, 1300-1700, published by Amsterdam University Press. She has held teaching appointments at University College London, Wheaton College, and Tulane University. Her research has been funded by the American Association of University Women, the Whiting Foundation, the NEH, and others.

Kaaren Sorensen ’85, Secretary, earned her Ph.D. in religion before beginning a career in educational publishing. As an editorial director at Scholastic, she oversaw the development of print and digital resources for the K–12 market. She has served on her class gift committee, which she currently co-chairs, for many years and has written several articles for the Bulletin. She moved from New York City to Swarthmore in 2013 and joined the Communications office at Haverford College in January. 

Natalie Watson ’99, Vice President, is a partner at the law firm of McCarter & English. She earned her J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law-Newark, where she was editor-in-chief of the Women's Rights Law Reporter. She has remained active with the College, serving on the AAEB’s Committee on Leadership Development, in an advisory capacity on admissions, and as Class Fund Chair. In addition, she frequently speaks to students on career counseling matters.