August 2016 Articles

News from the Association

36_Briefs_New from the Association_Saskia SubramanianSaskia Subramanian ’88, M.A. ’89, President (A.B. and M.A. Sociology)

Saskia Subramanian has been at UCLA since 1996 as a research sociologist in the School of Medicine, focusing on women’s health issues and disparities, and has lectured in the Gender Studies Department for over a decade. She has authored many scholarly articles as well as a book and produced a feature-length documentary on breast cancer survivors. Among other volunteer roles she has served at Bryn Mawr are vice president of the Alumnae Association, member of the Trustees Advisory Council, and two-term co-president of the Bryn Mawr Club of Southern California. She lives with her husband, Marcus (HC ’88), and their two sons in southern California.

36_Briefs_News from the Association_Jenny CampbellJennifer W. Campbell, Ph.D. ’05, Representative for Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research (Ph.D. Social Work)

A 35-year professional advocate for older adults, Jenny Campbell has led the evaluation of numerous aging-demonstration programs and, after Hurricane Katrina, served as the director of the Hurricane Fund for the Elderly, an initiative of Grantmakers In Aging. She is a lecturer at the Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research. She jumped head-first into her AAEB role by helping to organize the very first graduate student tradition: the “Annual Mugging” reception to welcome incoming students with the gift of a coffee mug in classic Bryn Mawr yellow. She lives in Philadelphia.

Lois (Bonnie) Osler '79 (left) with Joanna Pinto-Coelho '09.

Lois (Bonnie) Osler ’79 (left) with Joanna Pinto-Coelho ’09.

Lois (Bonnie) Osler ’79, At Large Representative (A.B. English)

Bonnie Osler is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law and currently an elected councilwoman for the City of Lewes, Delaware, as well as its treasurer and chair of the Finance Committee. Prior to her retirement, Bonnie worked as an attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, as well as in private practice. She has served previously as a Bryn Mawr Fund Class Chair and Class Editor.

Joanna Pinto-Coelho ’09, At Large Representative (A.B. Sociology with minors in Political Science and Latin American and Iberian Studies)

Joanna Pinto-Coelho just earned her Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Pennsylvania. Her research focuses on racial residential segregation, cohesion and competition among Latino immigrants, and inequality at elite institutions of higher education. She grew up in Maryland and has lived all over the D.C., Philadelphia, and Boston areas. She is the president of the Latin@ Alumnae Affinity Group and has worked for Admissions, taught in the Sociology department, and helped run Bryn Mawr’s Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship program. She enjoys paleo baking, binge-watching quality television, and writing songs and novels.

36_Briefs_News from the Association_Vicky TsilasVicky Tsilas ’90, Treasurer (A.B. Political Science)

Vicky Tsilas is a tax partner at Ballard Spahr’s Public Finance department. She formerly served as the U.S. Treasury Department’s top legal and tax policy adviser in regulatory matters involving tax-exempt and tax-credit bonds. She and husband Demetri Koutrouvelis live in Washington, D.C., with their two kids, George (9) and Penelope (6). She is an avid skier and dog-lover. Her dream job would be a writer for The Simpsons.