Class of 2021: Saskia Holman

May 11, 2021
Saskia Holman

Name: Saskia Holman

Major: Public Health (independent major); French and Francophone Studies

Hometown: Austin, TX

Post-graduation plans: Studying Wolof in Dakar, Senegal through the Boren Scholarship.

People you want to thank: Professor Armstrong for believing in my French ability and encouraging me to apply to the Boren Scholarship. Professor West at Haverford for helping to guide my independent major and thesis. Professor Peysson-Zeiss for advising my thesis process. My mom for believing in me and always being a call away, no matter what. My friends at Bryn Mawr who have made this place a home and have helped me grow into the person I am today.

Key Bryn Mawr Experiences:

  • Serving as a Bryn Mawr tour guide, senior interviewer, and Admissions intern
  • Declaring an independent major!
  • Leading the Owl Ambassadors Club
  • Volunteering with Prevention Point Philadelphia
  • Doing a Career and Civic Engagement Center-funded summer internship in maternal health
  • Studying abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark

Anything else you’d want to say about your Bryn Mawr experience?: I am so incredibly grateful for the time I had at Bryn Mawr and the wonderful people I met and learned from. To all of the non-seniors, enjoy your time at Bryn Mawr because it really does go by so quickly!


Members of the Class of 2021, we want to hear from you! Drop us a note at news@brynmawr.edu. 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.

Independent Majors

Department of French and Francophone Studies