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Class of 2023: Joy Kruse

May 2, 2023

Name: Joy Kruse

Major: Anthropology 

Hometown: New Carlisle, OH

Key Bryn Mawr Experiences:

  • Working in the Special Collections Art and Artifacts department and getting to handle so many amazing objects everyday
  • Doing the Byzantine Textiles 360° and conducting research on two Coptic textile fragments
  • Doing a Praxis internship in the Penn Museum’s Near Eastern collection.
  • Serving as president of Flute Choir for two years and making beautiful music with friends.

Post-graduation plans: I’m going to be doing a Master's in Museum Studies at the University of Toronto as an International Student Fellow. 

People you want to thank: My professors in the anthropology, archaeology, art history, and museum studies departments. All my mentors in Special Collections, especially Marianne Weldon and Carrie Robbins. I’d also like to thank Katy Blanchard at UPenn. Each one of you provided guidance and support and made my undergraduate experience what it was. Also, thank you to my parents and older sister and to all my lovely friends for all the sweet memories. 

Members of the Class of 2023, 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.