STEMLA Leadership Team

jen skirkanich

Jennifer Skirkanich, STEMLA Faculty Director

kelsey obringer

Kelsey Obringer, STEMLA Assistant Director


Kelsey Obringer oversees the day-to-day operations of the program and has been working to build-out the program’s offerings and presence on campus. She has an extensive background in higher education that started at the University of Delaware, where she managed the Ronald E. McNair Scholars program, a federally funded TRIO program for first-generation, limited-income, underrepresented students. While at Delaware, she also taught courses in political science and international relations and worked with Undergraduate Academic Services. Kelsey started at Bryn Mawr in January 2022 after serving as an academic advisor/success coach for first-generation college students at Johns Hopkins University.

Kelsey Obringer received her doctorate in Political Science and International Relations from the University of Delaware, where she studied food politics, political activism, and embodiment. 


STEMLA Instructors

Past Instructors

Summer 2023 

Summer 2022 

Summer 2021

  • Lisa Watkins, “Chemistry and the Environment”
  • Collin Rice, “The Aims of Science, Values, and Ecological Justice”

STEMLA Advisory Committee

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