Neuroscience 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.

Elizabeth (Zab) Johnson
Elizabeth (Zab) Johnson ’94: A blended major combined my love of music and science and set me on an interdisciplinary path.
The Link. See how it’s connecting the classroom to career possibilities.
Michelle ‘Misha’ Oraa Ali ’17: My thesis looked at neural signatures in auditory imagery by using poetry, specifically limericks.
Felicity Emerson
Felicity Emerson ’17: I have grown into a strong, confident and competent individual and aspiring scientist after four years living and learning at MHC.
Christina Elder, Neuroscience Major
Christina Elder ’18 began with a study abroad experience in New Zealand and then returned to that country for an internship studying addiction science.
Felicia Harrsch ’14 (right) giving a poster presentation to the community at a public health outreach event
Felicia Harrsch ’14: MHC prepared me for graduate school, and my background in neuroscience and chemistry has given me a leg up in pharmacy classes.
Dr. Megan Young ’99, left, offers support to Edouard Joseph, 91, moments after giving him a COVID-19 vaccination. Both are in Joseph’s living room and both are masked.
Mount Holyoke alum Dr. Megan Young ’99 is a home-based primary care doctor who is bringing the COVID-19 vaccine to homebound elders.