Africana Studies Alumnae Stories

Mount Holyoke students and alumnae can conduct informational interviews with alumnae working in the field through the Alumnae Association Career Directory. Search alumnae by major or career field. In addition, some alumnae are participating in the Alumnae Stay Program, which is a network of Alumnae who have offered to temporarily host students or alumnae traveling for academic or professional growth.

Tiffany McClain '01
Tiffany McClain '01: if every discussion about how to communicate or understand a social issue started with a history lesson, we would all be better off.
image of barbed wire atop chain link fence at a prison
Bridget Grier ’14 and the Clemency Project connect federal prisoners with volunteer lawyers to negotiate shorter sentences for nonviolent crimes.
Markeisha Miner '99
Markeisha Miner '99: At Mount Holyoke, "I learned to speak with the courage of my convictions without drowning others out."
Arielle Seriah Derival ’17
“I am proud that we have changed the conversation around immigration and undocumented individuals into a positive and purposeful one.”
Photo of Danielle Brown ’18
“The gates of the College truly open to another world. Each interaction requires us all to take an introspective look at our values as well as our biases.”
Arielle Derival ’17 in Lima, Peru, working to promote and defend the rights of women domestic workers.
Arielle Derival ’17: working to promote and defend the rights of women domestic workers in Lima Peru