Monday, November 17, 2008


How cool would it be if Bryn Mawr got it's own Victoria's Secret line! We're currently at #191

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Saturday, September 6, 2008

UPDATE: Help Find a Missing Mawrtyr


Thank you all who have kept hope up that she would return safely. She is currently in good care.

Friday, August 15, 2008


Guess who got a mention in the new Bryn Mawr alum bulletin ....


and the blog!

I'm very excited to have gotten some publicity for this blog. Hopefully we get more people willing to write a little about what they've been up to after college.

So far my latest news has been that I took my little sister to the Jonas Brother's concert on Monday.
Yea, I know ... aren't I a little old to be seeing a boy band where the members may potentially be half my age?

But being the sister I am ... I will do anything for my munchkin [who is the brightest 13yr old I know ... I smell future Mawrtyr!]

Seeing a concert at Madison Sq Garden with the sibling was probably the best night of my summer so far. I was so glad to see her face light-up during every single song. We even got to see them at their album release the same night ... and my sister is trilled that she caught a glimpse of curly hair.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Monday, April 14, 2008

I hope I didn't scare the undergrads...

Last Wednesday, I stopped at a certain burrito place in Springfield, PA to grab bit of dinner. Parked next to me in the lot was a car with a current BMC parking sticker and a BMC "I go to school here-sticker". Excitedly, I went into the restaurant, scanning the joint for Mawrtys - alas, I couldn't pick them out. We are a diverse looking bunch, after all. What did that leave me to do? Why go back out to my car and leave a note under the car's windshield wiper. The note said, "Anassa Kata!" and my name and year. After I drove off, I felt happy but then I got worried that what I had done was a bit creepy. This weekend, I checked with my former roommate/fellow BMC alum and she assured me that it wasn't creepy and that she would have done the same thing. Phew, crisis of conscious averted.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Philadelphia/Public Health

Oh...I've been putting this off for way too long. So spurred by countless sleepless nights, I'm finally gonna get one thing off my 'to-do-list.' (Sorry Sharmeen!)

Where to start?...

In a nutshell: I graduated in 2005---a double major in Biology/Psychology and a Concentration in Neural and Behavioral Science. I took most of my classes at Mawr but also within the Tri-Co and at U Penn.

I originally planned to go to med-school but ran off to Japan instead (July 2005-April 2007) ;-P
After almost two years or so of 'teaching' English, traveling around Asia, and getting my fair share of sushi I finally moved back to the US.

Taking time-off after 4 years of intense coursework at BMC, I realized I wanted to go into a different direction from med-school and started looking at 'public health-y" internships. Through talking with a few BMC alumnae, I managed to snag a summer internship with the STD Control Program at the Phila. Department of Health---which turned into a full-time job within the Public Health Preparedness department (e.g., planning for large scale disasters like hurricanes, pandemic influenza, or anthrax attacks, etc.)

So, I'm currently living in Center City working on several projects dealing with preparedness while also straddling projects within two other departments (Acute Communicable Diseases and STDs). Day-to-day is never the same. Some days I'll be sitting at a computer: researching plans, cleaning databases, attempting to understand SAS (Statistical Analysis Software), editing several of our documents, or helping out with presentations, papers, and conferences. When there's an outbreak, I'm either helping with telephone interviews of "cases," "suspect cases," and "contacts of cases" or out in the field. My position is very flexible and most of my coworkers are young professionals.As of now, I'm deciding which School of Public Health to attend for a Master's degree...

Wish you all the best! Any questions, please feel free to ask :-)

Monday, March 31, 2008

Bryn Mawr Moments

First, a special thank you to Shar for inviting me to blog here at "Life After Bryn Mawr'. I'm interested to see where this blog goes and happy to be part of the process.

My name is Jennifer Grackin Steinberg. I was in the class of 2001 and a political sciene major at Haverford. After the Mawr, I went to work for a big bank in Delaware. I stayed there for almost five years doing my part to keep the credit boom of the early 21st century going. I foresaw the crash of the real estate market/mortgage meltdown in 2006 when I was doing lending and I'm still not sure how the guys at the Fed didn't see it coming. Maybe they should have asked humble bank drones who bombed Econ what they were seeing.

When my daughter was born in 2006, I intended to take a 6 month hiatus and find new work. That deadline passed almost two years ago but I've honestly, never been happier. I'm finally writing again, I've been able to take a leadership role in a local women's group, and I'm trying to be active in politics. That and every morning, I wake up happy and excited to see what we're going to do next. I'm even dreaming about starting my own business (I love to find interesting gifts for people and plan special outings - Maybe I could do that as a career?)

And then there are the "Bryn Mawr Moments" - like taking my daughter on playdates with a friend from the BMC days, randomly meeting a member of my class at a Dunkin' Donuts in Swarthmore, and seeing a bunch of current students in a dressing room at KOP giving opinions on May Day dresses.

Please check out my full-time blog, Don't Eat Baby and feel free to look me up on Facebook. You never know what will come next.

Saturday, March 22, 2008


Hi! I graduated class of '04 with English Major and Minor in Bio (and one or two units shy of minoring in math and chemistry... yes I did wonder around various departments)

Current Profession: Administrative Assistant, Trade, Tourism and Investment at LLDC nation in Tokyo.

How I got here: August after graduation, I decided to move back to California instead of taking a 6mo temp position in PA.

I wondered around in Southern California until my OPT expired doing internships and taking classes for marketing certificate from University of California Riverside's Extension Center.

Current Job Description: Event planner, coordinator, translator, copy/fax girl, cocoa maker (my boss doesn't drink coffee), and sometimes visa assistant. Its a small office, so everyone juggles multiple tasks. I guess BMC's pressure-cooker-like environment, may have prepared me for the current job.

I live in a microscopic apartment in downtown Tokyo. Feel free to drop by if you are ever in town!

Friday, February 29, 2008

America's Next Top Model

Since people at the Happy Hour were wondering, here are pics of our very own Mawrtyr on Cycle 10 of ANTM: Fatima!

Pics from

Friday, February 22, 2008

Happy Hour!

It was really great seeing some familiar faces last night. Thanks Liana for organizing such a successful Happy Hour!


Wednesday, February 13, 2008


I'm working on a profile form/survey so we can have more information about each alum along with posts.

Open to ideas on what to include ...


I'm still trying to figure out how to get all the "Bryn Mawr Experience" videos listed together in the margin ... so everyone stay with me.

Monday, February 11, 2008

My life after Bryn Mawr

I guess it's my turn. I graduated from BMC in 2005 and since then have earned my MLS (Masters in Library Science) from Indiana University at Bloomington after taking a year off. I'm now currently living at home again with my parents, taking care of our various pets (cat, chinchilla, and megalomaniac beta fish) and looking for part-time work while trying to take care of my health.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

3 years after Bryn Mawr ...

Name: Sharmeen
Class: 2004
Major: English
Current Occupation: Contract Associate at Penguin Group (USA), Inc.

So I've tried for a really long time to put together a blog written by Bryn Mawr alums, and so far this site seems to be the easiest way to do that. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to get the more interesting alums to sign up to blog.
I guess I should just start a first post, and see if anyone will tag themselves on.
In the three years since I left Bryn Mawr and moved back to New York I have survived an internship with Columbia University Press, got a job with Penguin Group USA Inc, and have moved away from home, back home, and away from home again. I also got to take a nice trip to Disney World with my family which was quite an adventure.
Right now I'm sitting in a class about Blogging for Profitability at NYU. It's really interesting all the stuff that goes into making a blog work for you to bring more revenue or attention.
I also recently got a promotion to Associate, effective on Monday ... which also is the day of my Performance Appraisal ... which is also on my birthday. Pretty good, don't you think?