Film 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.

Fay Gartenberg
Fay Gartenberg ‘11: mentorship helped me resolve a conflict between a financially secure career choice and exploring my artistic practice and identity.
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.
Chloé Zhao ’05
In her Sundance debut, Chloe Zhao ’05 brings modern depth to a familiar story.
Elodie Munezero '16: "When it comes to the industry, you’re never going to be able to do only what you like."
Jamie Theophilos
Jamie Theophilos '13: Through the insight, connections and encouragement of my professors, I launched my career in media.
Photo of Miranda Gontz
discusses her internship at the Academy of Television and her plan for career success in the future.
Image of Anqa Khan ’17
A biology and film studies double major, Anqa Khan ’17 is gaining an intersectional understanding of public health through her research and internships.
Loren Robertson '06
Loren Robertson '06: At MHC, I majored in Dance and minored in Film, now I run a videography business in California.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Adrienne Picciotto
Adrienne Picciotto '16: My internship with the Media Institute for Social Change was one of my most life-changing experiences.