MWCE Alumnae Stories

Mount Holyoke students and alumnae can conduct informational interviews with alumnae working in the field through the Alumnae Association Career Directory. Search alumnae by major or career field. In addition, some alumnae are participating in the Alumnae Stay Program which is a network of Alumnae who have offered to temporarily host students or alumnae traveling for academic or professional growth.

River Ecology
Sarah Hastings '15: I learned a ton from the campers, the Cary scientists, my supervisor, and the mosquitoes I collected for the researchers!
Olivia Derks ‘13: I am considering a career in environmental psychology, so the internship allowed me a closer look at this field of clinical psychology.
Image of Iman Abubaker Abdulwassi ’14.
Iman Abubaker '14: I was introduced to the field of environmental governance and policy and made important connections.
The Lynk: Connecting Curriculum to Career
Carey Lang '14: I came in with some experience in outdoor education, and found I enjoyed leading full day teen hikes and gained the skills to do it again.
Cultivating Action, Kim Meersma '15
Kim Meersma 15: the mentorship I received was outstanding. The professors clearly cared deeply about the subject and their students.
Shreeya Joshi '15, Public Affairs Office Intern
Shreeya Joshi '15: I worked in the Public Affairs Office which dealt with communicating to the public and news media about the EPA.
This is a photograph of Catherine Corson with interns Julia Worcester ’17, Isabel Flores-Ganley ’17, and Sabine Rogers ’18 and the entire multi-institutional research team at the 2016 World Conservation Congress in September.
Political ecologist Catherine Corson took her three student interns to the World Conservation Congress in Hawaii to study global environmental politics.
Photo of Shannon Seigal ’19
Shannon Seigal ’19 has combined her interests in environmental sustainability and social justice and taken advantage of every opportunity.
Elizabeth Dickinson 'FP13: I can now work with any bird species and have solid biological fieldwork skills that will translate to a variety of job types.
Chu Wang ‘13
Chu Wang ‘13: I learned much more about the Chinese youth civil society than I expected. It was a great experience!
The Lynk: Connecting Curriculum to Career
Fanny Fennimore '14: experiencing a new culture, I gained insight into changed & unchanged aspects of South Africa's economic, social & political history.
Fossils and flowers: While studying ammonite fossils in England, Whitney Lapic ’18 had occasion to give Queen Elizabeth II flowers in Sandringham.
Marbles champ Whitney Lapic ’18 came to Mount Holyoke and found mollusk fossils, international paleontology fieldwork and a passion for research.
Shannon Lynch FP '16
Shannon Lynch FP 16: a once in a lifetime experience, as an intern, I lived on islands with only other researchers and the birds we were trying to protect.
Brooke Wodrig ‘13: I managed a horse farm, a non-profit, and maintained an organic garden — to make all this work I developed serious organization skills.
Anna Kudla '13: I found myself in places I never imagined, doing things I never thought I was capable of doing, connecting with people, and learning ...
Eliza Skakel ‘13: I was exposed to an academic environment, process, and professionalism that I had not previously encountered.
Michelle Grohe ‘13: whether it is difficult weather conditions, working among thorny invasive species, or walking knee deep in a mucky marsh.
Image of bench at MHC Student Garden.
Allison Fisher '14: introduced me to a multitude of perspectives concerning the environment around us.