Kirsten O’Beirne, Registrar
What I do: The Registrar’s Office coordinates all aspects of course planning, registration and grading. I oversee the work we do with faculty and departments to gather course information and grading. We work with students around registration, doing the set-up in BiONiC and answering student questions during registration. One of the things I do in particular is work with students on transferring credits from other Colleges back to Bryn Mawr. So if you are ever thinking of taking a summer course, please come to see me!
- Favorite book or movie: I am a big Harry Potter fan (books and movies).
- Dream vacation spot: I’ve never been to the Grand Canyon, and I would love to go there.
- Favorite dessert: chocolate chip cookies
- Best thing about Bryn Mawr: Bryn Mawr’s campus! It is beautiful!
- Best thing about the Registrar’s Office: I like technology, but I would never want to stare at a screen all day. In the Registrar’s Office we use BiONiC to make things like registration more efficient so that we have time to work directly with student on other things.
- BMC club/activity I’d like to join: The BMC Greens!
- Tip for the first year at BMC: Ask questions! You will hear about all sorts of things this summer and during Customs Week, but no one expects you to remember everything! We are happy to answer questions.
- What I like about working with new students: The excitement and enthusiasm that new students bring at the start of the semester is contagious.
- Favorite thing about my job: I love Bryn Mawr! In the Registrar’s Office we work with faculty, students, administrative staff and alums so you can really see the mission of the College in action.
- Favorite spot on campus: My office – really, my office is awesome. I also love the Taft Garden behind Canaday Library.
- In my free time, I enjoy: Reading, and doing fun stuff with my daughter.
- If I were an animal, I’d be: I’d probably be a cat.
- Little known fact about me: I’ve been to every state on the east coast and the west coast of the US, but only one state in between.
- My secret talent: I’m pretty good at trivia, as long as it isn’t about music.
- Nickname: Kir
- On my summer to-do list is: Vacation, vacation and getting zucchini to grow in my garden – I have checked them all off!