Arts and Sciences Admissions

Tanya Aydelott

Tanya Aydelott

Assistant Director of Admissions

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Carnegie Building
(440) 775-8411

Tanya Aydelott

Greetings from Oberlin! A Pakistani American, I've spent the majority of my life overseas, grappling with the definition of home. I graduated from high school in Cairo, Egypt, with a high school diploma printed on papyrus. From there, I made my way to the United States for an undergraduate degree in sociology/anthropology and English literature from Swarthmore College. After graduating, I went to Morocco to teach sixth grade, then work at a newspaper in Kuwait, conduct research in the colonial archives in Pakistan, and write the student handbook for a new university in Saudi Arabia. Following those adventures, I earned my MA at Columbia University, concentrating on anthropology and education.

What drew me to the field of higher education--and to Oberlin, in particular--is the prospect of sharing my love of learning with students across the world. Oberlin's vibrant, close-knit, collaborative, engaged community is constantly inspiring me to do and be more. I love sharing the stories of this campus and student body with prospective students and their parents.

I look forward to meeting you, either here on campus or during my travels to Texas and Latin America.


 
Did You Know

In keeping with its 175-year history of leading the way on access to an excellent liberal arts education, Oberlin College is eliminating loan requirements for incoming first-year students eligible for federally funded Pell Grants. The Oberlin Access Initiative will also eliminate loans for all current, Pell-eligible students returning to Oberlin in the fall, the College announced today.

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