Alumnae Stories

Mount Holyoke students and alumnae can learn to 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.

Michelle Brooks-Thompson ’06
Michelle Brooks-Thompson ’06: revealed her gale-force voice on TV’s sing-off The Voice, she brought down the house and amped up a flourishing career.
Alexa Birdsong ’84: My english and politics majors contributed to my interest and respect for the importance of the history of music.
Elizabeth (Zab) Johnson
Elizabeth (Zab) Johnson ‘94: A blended major combined my love of music and science and set me on an interdisciplinary path.
Anne Bedford '60
Anne Marie Bedford ’60: I had the drive and endurance to pursue extremely demanding graduate studies because of confidence instilled in me by MHC.
Astrid Baumgardner
Astrid Rehl Baumgardner ’73: Because of the academic rigor and encouragement I experienced at MHC, I have a life and career of passion and purpose.
Mount Holyoke Chamber Singers
Lindsay Pope '07: I could have gone to a conservatory, but because I went to MHC, I had more performance opportunities in a less competitive environment.
Ariel Hayat '15
Ariel Hayat ’15: my passion for music, storytelling, and authentic connection has continued to be a grounding point in my life following graduation.
Krystiane Cooper (Cheetham) '92
Krystiane Cooper ’92: My MHC experience and education prepared me to use and engage my voice in the world for both singing and social justice.