"About 10 years ago I wrote my parents a letter, thanking them for making it possible for me to attend Bryn Mawr."

"Bryn Mawr gave me lifelong friendships, deep intellectual roots, powerful confidence, and opportunities to grow as a scholar, activist, alumna volunteer, and grateful member of the worldwide Bryn Mawr community."

Susan Messina ’86, MSS ’90, MLSP ’91

Vice President of the Alumnae Association

Susan, who majored in anthropology, also spent two years at Bryn Mawr as a graduate student of social work, two years working as an admissions officer, and more than 15 years of volunteering at the local and national level. She is vice-president of the Alumnae Association, and is responsible for long-range planning.

Susan works as a grant writer at the National Hospice Foundation, teaches childbirth education as an independent practitioner. She volunteers with her daughter’s elementary school and organizations serving the lesbian community in Washington, DC. She lives with her partner, Maryann Krayer, and their daughter, Clare, who claims she wants to be part of Bryn Mawr’s Class of 2021.

Susan Messina ’86, MSS ’90, MLSP ’91
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