Anthropology Alumnae Stories

Mount Holyoke students and alumnae can use the Alumnae Association Career Directory to connect with and search for alumnae by major or career field. In addition, some of these 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.

Aubry Koehler
Aubry K Hildebrant '07: Medical Family Therapy presented a unique combination of social science, medicine/healing and understanding other people's stories.
Adrienne Picciotto
Adrienne Picciotto '16: My internship with the Media Institute for Social Change was one of my most life-changing experiences.
Alaine Johnson
Alaine Johnson '10: To immerse myself in another language, culture, and in literature that was socially and politically significant was truly powerful.
Evan Towle '97: The anthropologist knows that every family will make its own meaning and grieve in its own way.
Sonia Mistry '03
Sonia Mistry '03: Today, I know exactly who made my clothes, and every day I support these workers in exercising their fundamental rights.
Allison Cressy
Allison Cressy: distinguishing between what people say and why, what is really going on, and the significance of the difference between the two is crucial.
Claire Ricker '95
Claire Ricker '95: I advise against devaluing your history degree & encourage students to explore opportunities besides traditional history-oriented paths.
Lillian Smith
Lillian Smith '09: Because of my background in Anthropology, I bring something to the table that someone with a business or statistics degree doesn't.
Julia Godinez
Julia Godinez 17: he friendships and bonds I made this summer exposed me to an entirely new culture, which accepted me despite all our differences.
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Michelle Bennett '06: Cultural Anthropology helped me learn to navigate two different cultures and inspired me to pursue a masters degree.
Candice Whitney
Candice Whitney ’15: My Italian language skills helped me learn basic French and Moroccan Arabic and continue my work and research in Morocco and Italy.
Mervnide Pierre
Mervnide Pierre '14: I would not be where I am without advising and guidance, so finding a mentor/advisor invested in my success was crucial to my journey.
Making Samanu
Rose Wellman '05: The best classrooms center on collaboration, exchange, and diversity of thought and experience. This was something I learned at MHC.
 Kim Cameron-Dominguez
Kim Cameron-Dominguez '04: I was moved by the questions that anthropology requires that we ask of and about ourselves.
Ariel Hayat '15
Ariel Hayat ’15: my passion for music, storytelling, and authentic connection has continued to be a grounding point in my life following graduation.