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Class of 2021: Olivia Brintlinger-Conn

April 27, 2021
Olivia Brintlinger-Conn

Name: Olivia Brintlinger-Conn

Major: Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology and International Studies

Minor: Growth and Structure of Cities

Hometown: Yellow Springs, Ohio

People you want to thank: Professor Jennie Bradbury, Professor Astrid Lindenlauf, Professor Michael Allen, Professor Nisrin Elamin, Professor Kalala Ngalamulume, Professor Gary McDonogh, the entire International Studies and Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology Departments, and the life-long friends I made at Bryn Mawr.

What will you remember most about your time at Bryn Mawr?: Besides the amazing friends I made and professors I took classes with, the most memorable experience I had at Bryn Mawr was taking Professor Susanna McFadden's Roman Archaeology: Life in the City class in my sophomore year and writing papers on the Arch of Augustus and the Tomb of Eurysaces the Baker and then having the opportunity to travel to Rome for spring break the same school year and see those two monuments in person. I felt like my academic studies were becoming applicable to my non-academic life and at that moment I realized that this is what the small, liberal arts college experience was all about. I never thought I would major in archaeology, let alone be able to visit some of the things I studied! I am also really grateful to the Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology Department for providing summer funding so that I could travel to Spain and attend a field school at the site of Itálica, the hometown of Roman emperors Trajan and Hadrian! Being able to be in the places where the people and cultures I studied in classes came from was amazing and something I will never forget!

Key Bryn Mawr Experiences: Rock Climbing Club, Community Based Work-Study participant, Yale Law School Arthur Liman Center for Public Interest Law Summer Liman Fellow

Members of the Class of 2021, we want to hear from you! Drop us a note at Include a photo of yourself and let us know what you have planned for life after Bryn Mawr, who you'd like to thank, words of wisdom, or whatever else you'd like to say. We'll be sharing selected profiles on the College's website and social media channels over the next few weeks.

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