N. Elizabeth Pinnie

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N. Elizabeth Pinnie

npinnie@bates.edu
Associate Dean of Admission

Liz’s journey to Maine starts in a small Catholic school outside of Philadelphia. Looking for adventure, colder weather, and a chance to abandon math, Liz found herself attending Hamilton College where she majored in English, minored in environmental studies, and learned how to think. Outside of the classroom, she worked in Alumni Relations, Admission, and at Cafe Opus, where she learned to make a mean cappuccino. She was also a member of the women’s lacrosse team which often played other NESCAC institutions. While at Hamilton, Liz also discovered a love of the outdoors. It was this that led her to live in Jackson, Wyoming for three years, where she learned how to ski, honed her tour guiding skills on the Snake River, and built up her arsenal of winter hats. Craving a job that allowed her to sit, she returned to her native Philadelphia to work at the University of Pennsylvania. During her time at Penn, her interest in Undergraduate Admission grew, as did her desire to return to her small liberal arts roots.

The opportunity to work for the first co-educational college in New England (and the promise of fresh seafood and pine-filled fields), led her to purchase a Subaru and move to Maine just over two years ago. Liz loves introducing students who wouldn’t traditionally think of a small liberal arts experience for college to one, because attending one changed her life.