Russian and Eurasian Studies Alumnae Stories

Graduates who have focused on Russian studies can be found working in nongovernmental organizations in Washington D.C., embassies in Russia and Europe, the oil fields of Siberia, as well as in journalism and business.

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.

Rebecca Rothstein
Rebecca Rothstein '14: One cannot divorce Russian politics from Russian literature.
Billie Jean Stirewalt '14: I've visited 12 countries, met the love of my life, adopted a Georgian mountain dog, and published research papers for USAID.
Carol Ueland
Carol Culley Ueland '69: When I applied to Columbia, they exempted me from writing their MA essay on the basis of my Mount Holyoke thesis.
Alessandra Massa at Catherine Palace
For JTerm 2017, 3 Mount Holyoke students received stipends to travel to Saint Petersburg
Gabriella Gonzalez '16
Gabriella Gonzalez '16: Language is one very important part of communication, but there is more to it.