Harriet Newhall Fellow
Erin Jones, class of 2017, is a Biology major and Coastal Marine Sciences minor. Erin spent the past autumn doing a Sea Education Association (SEA) Semester off the coast of New Zealand, studying Maori fishing culture and conducting oceanographic research on the open ocean. She's spent the past three summers interning for the University of Washington and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), conducting a variety of marine research projects. Erin is continuing her NOAA research from this past summer to write an Honors Thesis on salmonid species competition and habitat selection in the Cedar River. Now in her senior year, Erin has joined the WMHC radio station with her show called, Dr. Jones' Radio Lab. After graduation, Erin is anticipating a 1-2 year gap, during which she will ideally work for a NOAA lab or SEA, before entering graduate school to pursue a PhD in Biological Oceanography. She will miss Mount Holyoke, but is excited for the adventures to come. "This school has been a transformative place for me, so this final year will be bittersweet, but the friends and memories I've made here will never fade."