Geography Alumnae Stories

Geography majors and minors have had internships and careers in both the private and public sectors. Drawing on their understanding of human-environment relations, alums have jobs in fields as diverse as urban planning, social activism, and resource management.

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.

Allison Fisher '14: finding a rewarding career path after an unexpected beginning
Kiana Lussier '13 standing in a city office in Sydney, Australia
Kiana Lussier '13: It is exhilarating to feel passionate about your field of work and study! MHC Geography helped me put my career path in motion.
Quinn Wallace
Quinn Graham Wallace '17: Through geography, I studied geopolitics in Mongolia and found my professional interests in transportation and urban planning.
Tracy Whelen
Tracy Whelen '14: Geography has also allowed me the independence to chart a course through the projects that interested me.
Kiana Lussier Holding a firefly in Costa Rica
Kiana Lussier '13: I wondered how many luciérnagas, fireflies, I could spot in the forest in one minute.
Zandra Raven Davis ’17
“I am proud to have had the opportunity to find my voice and learn how to speak from a place of courage and confidence.”
Sarah Watkins '15, Geography Major
Sarah Watkins '15: I work to recruit students from around the world and help students in rural Michigan access a college education.
Photo of Javeria Kella ’19 in Liberia
Beyond the classroom: Javeria Kella ’19 discusses her internship with Gbowee Peace Foundation in Liberia.