Class of 2023: Elle Thompson

May 2, 2023

Name: Elle Thompson

Majors: Literatures in English and Political Science 

Hometown: Belmont, California

Key Bryn Mawr Experiences:

  • Directing Much Ado About Nothing for the Shakespeare Performance Troupe, our production of which ended up getting almost 200 attendees over three nights!
  • Co-running (with my delightful hell kid Maia Tsalik ‘26) the Bryn Mawr Student Government’s Constitution Review Committee, where we redid significant sections of the Constitution in fall 2022 to account for the aftermath of COVID!
  • Working at Bryn Mawr’s Writing Center for two years, where I got the chance to tutor so many wonderful students
  • Getting the chance to work a summer internship in publishing funded by the Bryn Mawr Career and Civic Engagement Center
  • Writing my senior English thesis on the postcolonial politics of cannibalism over the course of an entire year

Post-graduation plans: After graduating with my bachelor's in political science and English, I’m going to be moving to DC (with my good friends Clare Ferrell ‘23, Bryn Osborne ’24, and Jasper Nash ’23) to either continue a current job at social media company Cakeworks LLC or work in local or federal politics (interviews still in progress!)

People you want to thank: My incredible professors at Bryn Mawr, including Professor Jennifer Harford-Vargas, my thesis advisor; Professor Aytuğ Şaşmaz, my capstone advisor; Professor Marissa Golden, my amazing major advisor; Professor Jamie Taylor; and Professor Caitlin Brown of NY. I also can’t thank enough my incredible roommates (including my darling cat Banjo), my wonderful Bryn Spouses, and my other amazing friends here (my found family)—I could never have done any of this without you.

Message for the Class of 2024: Find something fun to do with your best friends over spring break, even if you’re all busy. Working on your thesis over winter break really does help. And keep in touch—we’ll miss you.

Political Science

Literatures in English

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