Alumnae Outcomes

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 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.

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.
Claire Schwartz
Claire Schwartz '16: I created maps of mars missions for NASA using ArcGIS and MatLab, which I learned in my planetary science class.
Quinn Wallace
Quinn Graham Wallace '17: Through geography, I studied geopolitics in Mongolia and found my professional interests in transportation and urban planning.
Allison Fisher '14: finding a rewarding career path after an unexpected beginning
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.
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.
Claudia Mazur ’16, sailing the Pacific aboard a tall ship.
Claudia Mazur ’16 spent a semester learning about the world's oceans and climate as part of earning a marine science studies certificate through MHC.
Tracy Whelen
Tracy Whelen '14: Geography has also allowed me the independence to chart a course through the projects that interested me.
Photo of Javeria Kella ’19 in Liberia
Beyond the classroom: Javeria Kella ’19 discusses her internship with Gbowee Peace Foundation in Liberia.