Photo of Sara Ajmal Safi ’21

Firstie Focus: Sara Ajmal Safi ’21

“I plan to utilize entrepreneurial opportunities in Afghanistan, as it is an emerging market with many openings, eventually joining politics.”
Photo of Bryna Turner ’12

Alum brings MHC to off-Broadway

“Bull in a China Shop,” the off-Broadway play by Bryna Turner ‘12 about Mary Woolley and Jeannette Marks will be produced at MHC in December.
Galen Corey, instructor for the Girls Who Code campus program at Mount Holyoke, with eager students.

MHC pilots coding course for teens

Girls Who Code, a national organization that teaches girls coding skills, partnered with MHC to bring a new two-week summer program to college campuses.
Catherine Colello Walker

From Earth’s glaciers to Jupiter’s icy moons

The astronomy department at Mount Holyoke gave Catherine Walker ’07 the flexibility and independence to study what she wanted.
Haley Rivers ’19 (left) and Leila Kouakou ’18 are spending their summer doing research for the Audubon Society’s Peterson Estuary Center in Old Lyme, Connecticut.

A health checkup for the Connecticut River

Thanks to an alumna and College funding, two MHC students are spending the summer identifying aquatic plants to help assess the Connecticut River’s health.
Photo of Virginia Taylor ’08

Virginia Taylor ’08, Community Legal Leader

Committed to providing universal access to legal aid, Taylor co-founded a successful San Francisco nonprofit to help disenfranchised clients with counsel.