Annie Kuenning, class of 2017, is a double major in sociology and politics. She is captain of the swimming and diving team and participates in Project SPLASH!, Think Outside the Bottle, and Students for Zero Waste. Annie also works at the Kendall Sports and Dance Complex’s information desk.
Annie worked as an intern in Congresswoman Ann Kuster’s office (NH-02) during the summer of 2013; she also served as a fellow for Kuster’s 2014 congressional campaign along with the Granite State Forward Campaign, which helped the Democratic ticket of Senator Shaheen, Governor Hassan, and Congresswoman Kuster. Annie spent the summer before her junior year in San Francisco, working for NextGen Climate, an organization dedicated to “bringing climate change to the forefront of American politics.” This past summer, Annie worked for international network networking club for women in energy. Last year, Annie also was named a National Udall Scholar for her commitment to environmental issues.
Annie has high praise for the beauty of campus—and for her classmates. She says, “I have never been around such motivated and intelligent people; it’s truly inspiring to constantly be surrounded by peers who have such a natural aptitude for academics. Mount Holyoke has allowed me to become the best version of myself.”