Erin Jones

Admission Tour Guide

Erin Jones, class of 2017, is a Biology major and Coastal Marine Sciences minor.  On campus, she is involved in Femmepowered and plays pick-up softball. During the summer of 2014, she interned at the University of Washington's School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences for an organization: Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team (COASST). While working for COASST, she conducted research on marine debris and microplastics along the Washington coast. Erin is planning to do a SEA (Sea Education Association) Semester studying different fields of marine science and conducting research on the open ocean. Erin mentioned, “I love the nature and the diversity of people. Growing up on a small island in Washington, the diversity was lacking but the nature was not. Mount Holyoke is an improved version of the small town I grew up in; with plenty of beautiful trees, lakes, and people from around the world.” You can find her hanging out on dock on Upper Lake. “On a fall day, when all the trees surrounding the lake are a medley of colors and the water is pristinely still; there is no better place to have a thought to yourself. It is the epitome of beauty and serenity.”