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Mina Lee '16, Georgetown University

"I know that I can go into a class that is coed and not be afraid to speak my mind and voice my opinions."

What was your college process like?

I was very open to a lot of different colleges, depending on where the campus was, what the student body was like, what clubs they offered, what majors they had. I’m a city person, so I knew I definitely wanted something in an urban area, but at the beginning I didn’t have a set list of where I was going to apply. However, once I started visiting college campuses and talking with my college counselor about my interests, I was able to gain a clearer sense of where I wanted to apply.

What are you most looking forward to about college?

Starting new. Although I love the Bryn Mawr community and my friends here, I think it’s time for me to expand my horizons, meet new people and gain new perspectives. I’m also excited to join an a capella group, because singing is something that I really love. I can’t wait to see what Georgetown can offer me – I know I’m interested in journalism, but I don’t know what other passions and academic interests I’ll discover and be able to dig in to.

How has your experience at Bryn Mawr prepared you for college?

Because we are an all­-girls school, female empowerment is huge. That has helped to build my strong voice. I don’t think that I could have achieved that voice, and learned not to be afraid to speak out, without Bryn Mawr. I know that I can go into a class that is coed and not be afraid to speak my mind and voice my opinions.

What will you miss the most about Bryn Mawr?

I definitely think the smaller community and the familial bond that I have with the girls in my grade. Although Georgetown isn’t as big as many colleges, it’s definitely going to be so much bigger than Bryn Mawr! I’m just really fortunate to have been able to attend Bryn Mawr, especially because my family had no idea about private schools when we first came to the United States. I think this was really a great opportunity for me to gain new perspectives, learn so much and develop a really strong bond with my friends. I’m really lucky to be here.