Psychology and Education 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.

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Emily McClintock '14: I would not be where I am nor would I be as effective a teacher as I am without the department, professors and courses.
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.
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Carolyn Lau ’15: My lab courses prepared me for graduate-level research.
Lila Reid '15
Lila Reid '15: Mount Holyoke gave me the opportunity to fuse my interests in dance and teaching through a career-oriented and practical approach.
Srishti Palani ’18
“I learned to ask questions fearlessly and make mistakes. No one knows everything. The only way to learn and move forward is by asking and doing.”
SEEDS: Radicalizing Change in Tribal Jha
Varsha V Manoj '16: I compiled my internship interviews with women and children participating in SEEDS Model Village program into a short film.
Felicity Emerson
Felicity Emerson ’17: I have grown into a strong, confident and competent individual and aspiring scientist after four years living and learning at MHC.
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Yanni Lai ’14: I found the psychology professors always ready to help students and their valuable guidance continues to inspire me after graduation.
Alex Adame
Alex Adame '04: My MHC experiences continue to inspire me to strive for the ideals of social justice, community, and close collaborative relationships.
Elizabeth (Zab) Johnson
Elizabeth (Zab) Johnson ‘94: A blended major combined my love of music and science and set me on an interdisciplinary path.
Laura Zingle ’03
Laura Zingle ’03: my academic/work experience made me a better stage manager and I thank MHC for shaping me into a more confident, worldly individual.
Nora Bond ’14
Nora Bond ’14: my study of psychology helped me discover that understanding that people are people, first, is the key to better work.