Ana Schreck ’09

Name: Ana Schreck ’09

Current Title/Profession: Social worker, graduate student, yoga teacher

City: Cambridge, Massachusetts

Major: Psychology

Minor: Sociology

What was your first job after MHC?: Research coordinator at Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Favorite class/professor and why: Kathy Binder in the psychology department taught me the wonders of how people perceive the world. She reassured me that, whatever I chose to do after graduation, it would be just one path of many great ones. I also loved taking dance classes at Hampshire College and an acting class at MHC.

Talents and/or passions discovered at MHC: I discovered contact improvisation, a dance form that let me completely be myself through free expression. I also competed on the dressage team all four years and won several national championship ribbons that still hang in my room. I miss the smell of the MHC barn on a brisk autumn day.

What do you value most about your liberal arts education?: I learned to think critically about the world in a variety of ways by taking classes that I may not have gravitated toward.

Why is a women’s education still relevant today?: Women are strong, fierce, and passionate. We need a place to learn and grow together in community. MHC exposed me to how powerful women can be when we unite!

What do you want the world to know about MHC?: The traditions at MHC last a lifetime! I will always think fondly of milk and cookies, laurel chains, and elves. I am so grateful that I met my incredibly smart, talented, and vibrant friends, which MHC attracts.

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