Ask a Transfer Swattie

Want to learn more about Swarthmore by speaking directly with a current student who transferred from another school? We encourage you to reach out to these students ​to hear about their experiences.

Amatullah Brown '20

Amatullah Brown ‘20 is from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She transferred to Swarthmore from Simmons College in Boston, MA. Amatullah is a Linguistics major with French and Psychology minors. Amatullah is on the squash team, part of the equestrian club, E.A.T. (food-lovers club), Redefine Her Street (RHS), and Swarthmore African American Student Society (SASS). Her email address is:

Gabriel Evans '19

Gabriel Evans ‘19 is from Portland, Oregon. He transferred to Swarthmore from College of the Redwoods in Eureka, California. Gabriel is a Sociology major with a minor in Interpretation Theory. Gabriel is interested in sports of all kinds. His email address is: .

Maisie Luo '19

Maisie Luo ‘19 is from Shenzhen, China by way of Los Angeles, California. She transferred to Swarthmore from Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD. Maisie is an Honors Studio Art major and Honors Religion minor. On campus, Maisie is involved with the List Gallery, the student-run Kitao Gallery, and Learning for Life, which is a mutual learning program comprised of student-staff-faculty partnerships. She is also a Green advisor for advocating sustainability on campus. Last summer, Maisie received the Hay-Urban Prize from the Religion Department to do research in Darlag County, Golog, China on the history and influence of King Gesar to the local people. Through school funding, she also visited Ballycastle, Ireland and painted at the Ballinglen Arts Foundation. Her email address is:

Lindsey Norward

Lindsey Norward '18, is from Montgomery County Community College in Blue Bell, PA. She transferred to Swarthmore from Montgomery County Community College in Blue Bell, PA. Lindsey is a English Literature and Narrative special major with minors in Film and Media Studies and Music. Lindsey's email is

Some things she’s interested in outside of the classroom include Mighty Writers mentoring for inner-city youth, Dare2Soar, SASS, and personal free writing.

"I feel the best experience of my Swarthmore career is the opportunity to engage with professors and faculty. Upon transferring, the process to adjust came with much support. Everyone is here to help, and has invested in their transfer students' academics and social interests."