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Breaking Barriers Scholar Experience

Breaking Barriers is dedicated to providing programming, support and resources to Bryn Mawr's first-generation, limited-income, and undocumented student community.

Check out our sub-pages for more information on support and resources for prospective and current Breaking Barriers scholars.

Staff Professional Contacts

Have a question about something? Need additional support? Unsure who to contact? Our Staff Contacts consist of trained staff members across campus who have graciously volunteered to serve as their office/department's representative for our Breaking Barriers Scholars. Don’t see an office/department on this list? Contact us at


A.T. Ortíz, Primary Contact
Associate Dean for Equity, Inclusion & Community Life, The Impact Center for Community, Equity, and Understanding

Kelsey Obringer, STEMLA Program
STEMLA Program Coordinator, Deans Office

Emilie Leather, Financial Aid Assistance
Senior Assistant Director of Financial Aid, Office of Financial Aid

Katie Krimmel, Professional Development & Fellowships
Associate Dean for Career & Civic Engagement Center

Dayna Levy, Professional Development & Fellowships
Director of Career & Professional Development, Career & Civic Engagement Center

Rabbi Nora Woods, Religious & Spiritual Life
Interfaith Chaplain, The Pensby Center for Community Development & Inclusion