What do changemakers look like?
They look like her. And her. Her, too. Oh, and they look like you!
Read up on some of Mount Holyoke’s notable alumnae—37,000 and growing.
MHC major: renaissance studies
“Mount Holyoke says 'yes' to every student who comes through the gates. Yes, you are appreciated. Yes, we believe in you. Yes, we can help you become all you dream of—and more."
MHC major: museum education (self-designed major)
“I carry and use my MHC-ness daily because I’m equipped with the tools to succeed in all facets of my life. I couldn’t have asked for a better education.”
MHC major/minor: theatre/religion
“At Mount Holyoke, I learned that I love bringing attention to social issues and finding solutions or inspiring others to find solutions. All of my entrepreneurial pursuits have followed that pattern.”
Title/profession: element manager, space human factors and habitability, NASA
MHC major/minor: physics/astronomy
“Although I was in the physical sciences, I can also read, write, communicate, and present technical material. Communication and technical writing have contributed greatly to my success as a scientist, engineer, and manager.”
Title/profession: artist and collaborative designer
MHC majors: French and international relations
“Single-gender education seems to focus the rays (staff, faculty, facilities, student body) through the magnifying lens, providing models and methods to efficiently observe, analyze, draw conclusions, and declare a point of view.”
Title/profession: founder of Fashion ComPassion
MHC major: politics
“I realized that I wanted to become a person who creates positive change for others.”
Title/profession: executive director, Fulbright Commission Belgium
MHC major/minor: international relations/romance languages
“I had never participated in student government and became a senator for Safford my first year and became SGA president because MHC empowered us to engage the administration. I felt like we were contributing to the MHC community.”
Title/profession: deputy director, global disaster response, Massachusetts General Hospital
MHC major: biochemistry
“A liberal arts education? It allowed me to look beyond medicine. That makes me a better physician, humanizes me, and provides me important perspective in the work I do every day.”
Title/profession: economic consultant, vice president, Analysis Group
MHC majors: economics and mathematics
“Favorite class/professor? An independent study (which culminated with an honors thesis) with Professor Jim Hartley (economics). It was the most challenging yet rewarding academic experience I had at Mount Holyoke and it convinced me to get a PhD in economics.”