Pia Matthes

Harriet Newhall Fellow

Pia is pictured in front of Mary Lyon Hall

Pia Matthes, class of 2014, double majors in Economics and German Studies. Her senior thesis unites these two disciplines to focus on “Turkish immigration in Germany” with a special emphasis on the fate of Turkish business owners in that country. Outside of the classroom, Pia is not only Co-President of the German Club, but the CFO of Women in Business, a student organization that aims to prepare women for careers in the business world. Last summer, Pia interned as a financial analyst at JP Morgan Chase & Co.  Upon graduating, she will return to JP Morgan as a member of their Finance Analyst Development Program. In her free time, Pia enjoys watching movies, relaxing with friends, and exploring the Five-College area. What she appreciates most about Mount Holyoke is its commitment to producing “strong and independent women.” Pia herself is no exception to this rule:  she is slated to complete her degree a full year ahead of schedule.