Meet the Staff

Kaaren Williamsen, Title IX Coordinator

Kaaren WilliamsenKaaren has been at Swarthmore since July 2014. Originally from Annapolis, Maryland, Kaaren moved to Minnesota for college and graduate school. She has a BA in Honors Philosophy from Gustavus Adolphus College, an MS in Women’s Studies from Minnesota State, Mankato, an MA in Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology from the University of Minnesota, and is a PhD Candidate in Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development at the University of Minnesota where she is working on her dissertation on student conduct response to sexual misconduct.  


Kathleen Withington, Administrative Assistant

Kathleen WithingtonKathleen has been with Swarthmore since 2010. Originally from Drexel Hill, she now lives in West Chester. She is very happy to provide administrative support to the Office of the Title IX Coordinator and interact with students.


Becca Bernstein, Title IX Fellow

Becca has been with Swarthmore since July 2015. She supports the Title IX Office with programming, resources, events, the SHARE website, and community building. Prior to working at Swarthmore, she received her M.Ed. in Higher Education, Student Affairs, and International Education Policy from the University of Maryland where she interned with UMD's Office of Civil Rights and Sexual Misconduct. Her passion for working with small liberal arts colleges on sexual violence prevention and education started during her own college experience at Grinnell -- a small college with 1,600 students in Grinnell, Iowa -- where she majored in English and concentrated in Gender, Women's and Sexuality Studies.