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Mount Holyoke students and alumnae can use the
Alumnae Association Alumnae Directory to connect with and search for alumnae by major or career field and find alumnae participating in the Alumnae Stay Program. The Alumnae Stay program is a network of Alumnae who have offered to temporarily host students or alumnae traveling for academic or professional growth.
Helena Valvur ’18: the experience of working in a lab has taught me to be independent and confident in my own abilities.
Katherine Bracher ’60: Every night I sketched comet Arend-Roland and took pictures in the observatory dome and was hooked!
Gretchen Luft Harris Ph.D. ’63: Mount Holyoke is a place where women are encouraged women to pursue their goals and this means beyond college
Clarissa Leight '18: As an intern, I met astronomy researchers and presented my findings at 2016 Division of Planetary Science conference.
Mahmuda Afrin Badhan ‘11: my MHC education taught me to appreciate my individuality as a woman in science and never sell myself short as I persevere.
Erica Keller '15: atop a volcano in Mexico, I gathered real data that I would use later in the year to research galaxies billions of light years away.
Julita Penido '12: in the Astronomy Department, I learned to be open to new possibilities, even if they didn’t follow the conventional path to success.
Claire Schwartz '16: I created maps of mars missions for NASA using ArcGIS and MatLab, which I learned in my planetary science class.
Catherine Walker ’07: the ability to chart your own unique path is tremendously valuable in becoming an independent thinker and researcher.
Laura Congreve Hunter '17: Processing astronomical images is how raw images taken by telescopes becomes useful information for astronomers.
Abigail Daane '04: Professors at MHC showed me it was possible to balance career and family.
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