Transfer Focus: Amelia Easley ’21

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Name: Amelia Easley

Previous college: Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon

Hometown: Bethesda, Maryland

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Major/possible major: geology, possible double major in astronomy

Why Mount Holyoke: The people and the community were easily the biggest draws, as well as the incredible resources for geology students within Mount Holyoke and the Five College Consortium.

Favorite place so far on campus: Skinner Green and the Science Center. I love how it is so much more than a building. They really took science majors and their interests to heart when designing and building it.

In 10 years: I would have received my doctorate a couple years prior, so ideally I would be working with a college, university or governmental organization, maybe the National Park Service, conducting research and continuing to learn.

Career aspirations: Being able to have a job that takes me around the world, inside volcanoes and into the lab. I want to be able to help people by learning and discovering more about these natural disasters, and eventually make an impact on our world.

Noteworthy work/volunteer experience: Having the opportunity to intern at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in the radiation medicine department was an incredible opportunity. It taught me how to function in the workplace. When I began to develop leadership in Lewis & Clark’s College Outdoors division and its women’s ultimate team, this experience helped me a lot.

Proudest moments: Honestly, finishing my first semester of college. That was emotionally a difficult time. Another big one was presenting independent research on calcium carbonate and ocean acidification —for a class I petitioned for enrollment — at a poster session during Lewis & Clark’s Festival of Scholars.”

Who is in your family: My mom, golden retriever Bella, and two black cats, Jojo and Pepper, and I all live in the same house. My dad lives nearby and I see him frequently. We all have a great relationship.

Favorite TV show, movie, music: I am very unoriginal: “The Office.” One of my favorite movies, which my mom took me to see at an IMAX theater in Washington, D.C., is “A League of Their Own.”

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