MHC junior called one of 22 “most inspiring.”

Sarah Hwang ’17

Mount Holyoke College junior Sarah Hwang was selected by Her Campus as one of their “22 under 22 most inspiring college women.” Their recent article calls the first-generation college student “a social-justice superstar.”

When Hwang noticed that there were few Asian American Pacific Islanders in the reproductive-justice movement, she cofounded a chapter of Planned Parenthood Generation Action at MHC. She also was selected as one of only 40 students nationally for a paid summer internship with the Civil Liberties and Public Policy Program. Mount Holyoke classmate Robyn Sutton-Fernandez FP’17 landed another of those competitive internship slots.

Hwang told Her Campus that “attending a women’s college has given me the confidence to become a changemaker.... This empowering environment shaped my goals to pursue a career in law and policy, as well as my passion [for] reproductive justice.”

She designed a special major in art and public policy to encompass her interdisciplinary interests in international relations, art, and politics.

“Don’t apologize for chasing your ambitious goals and dreams, because your passion will take you far,” she advised other college women. “You can defy expectations and challenge the status quo!”

Read the entire article, and a Q&A with Hwang, here.

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