Alumnae Stories

Adrienne Picciotto
Adrienne Picciotto '16: My internship with the Media Institute for Social Change was one of my most life-changing experiences.
Loren Robertson '06
Loren Robertson '06: At MHC, I majored in Dance and minored in Film, now I run a videography business in California.
Samhita Arni '06
Samhita Arni 06: of utmost importance is that one’s education helps one develop one’s own moral compass through thinking through values and value systems.
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discusses her internship at the Academy of Television and her plan for career success in the future.
Fay Gartenberg
Fay Gartenberg ‘11: mentorship helped me resolve a conflict between a financially secure career choice and exploring my artistic practice and identity.
SEEDS: Radicalizing Change in Tribal Jha
Varsha V Manoj '16: I compiled my internship interviews with women and children participating in SEEDS Model Village program into a short film.
Chloé Zhao ’05
In her Sundance debut, Chloe Zhao ’05 brings modern depth to a familiar story.
Diana Katz
Diana Katz '12: it's important to keep an open mind, there is no limit to what's possible with a film studies degree from Mount Holyoke College.
Stacey Owens '06
Stacey Owens '06: After creating my own major, I could not stop creating, and still do in my career as a TV Producer.
Naomi Rodri '15: like historians, theatrical professionals constantly question what a play means and how it can be understood in its historical context.
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“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.
Jamie Theophilos
Jamie Theophilos '13: Through the insight, connections and encouragement of my professors, I launched my career in media.
Lee Tae Cobb '10: As a film studies major I learned to look at visual mediums with a critical eye and experience film from the production side.
Molly Paige FP’18 is directing “Bull in a China Shop,” the new play by Bryna Turner ’12.
Molly Paige FP’18 rekindled a love of theater when she came to Mount Holyoke. Now she’s directing “Bull in a China Shop,” the new play by Bryna Turner ’12.
Elodie Munezero '16: "When it comes to the industry, you’re never going to be able to do only what you like."
Laura Zingle ’03
Laura Zingle ’03: my academic/work experience made me a better stage manager and I thank MHC for shaping me into a more confident, worldly individual.
Laura Swanbeck '08
Laura Swanbeck '08: with the generous support of my professors, I turned what I considered a strange film obsession into an unconventional career.
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Anna Rose Keefe '13 thinks about her time as a costume shop assistant.
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A biology and film studies double major, Anqa Khan ’17 is gaining an intersectional understanding of public health through her research and internships.
Erica Berman ’05
Erica Berman ’05: In the theater department, I explored my artistry, gained confidence in my storytelling abilities and expanded my artistic world view.
Erin Murphy ’15
Erin Murphy ’15: My theater experience pushed me to be more flexible and open-minded about the ways in which theater could exist in my life.
Paula T. Alekson ’90
Paula T. Alekson ’90: I have been greatly served by the totality of my educational experience founded in the classroom, on the stage, and the box office.