Student Involvement Consultants

The Involvement Consultants help students learn how to get involved and make their involvements more meaningful.

What do the student involvement consultants do?

Office hours (~15 minutes)

Not sure how to get involved? Want to make your involvement more meaningful? Craving balance with all your commitments?

  • Mondays, 6-7 pm with Amanda
  • Tuesdays, 2-3 pm with Sophie
  • Thursdays, 12-1 pm with Amanda and Sophie

One-on-ones (varying length)

Have a more in-depth question or plan of involvement you want to discuss? Need more than 15 minutes? Office hour times don't work for you? Schedule a one-on-one.

Workshops (~1 hour)

Are you an org or student group? Do you want to learn about group processes? Brainstorm? Learn how to function even more effectively?

How to reach us

We are located in the Student Involvement Studio on the 3rd floor of Blanchard Hall, room 304.

Email us at involvement-consultants@mtholyoke.edu to schedule a one-on-one or contact us with questions or possible opportunities for collaboration.

Who are the student Involvement Consultants?

Sophie Clingan '22

Sophie Clingan ’22
(she/they)

Major/Minor: Dance major, Sociology minor

Involvement Background/Interests: Student Dance Concert, MHC Folk Music and Dance Society, Unitarian Universalists, Ultimate Frisbee Team, Light Crew, Leadership LLC, ukulele, singing, piano, finding new coffee shops, reading, watching TED talks

How do you define involvement? There’s no one clear picture of being involved. I think that’s something people get caught up in, “I’m not doing the same things as other people,” but that’s not what it’s about. Being involved means finding and creating spaces where you can connect with people who care about the same things you do. Part of our logo is a sun, and our mission is to Spark Involvement. The fire imagery is so prominent because involvement is the result of a spark you have, a passion for something. When I reflect on my involvement journey, I always come back to the “why”. Why am I doing this? Is there anything I need to change? How have I changed as a person and how have the ways I want to be involved changed because of that?

Alaina Lee ’21
(she/her/hers)

Major/minor: Psychology and minor in Chemistry

Involvement Background/Interests: Social chair of the Association of Pan African Unity (APAU), student receptionist at Student Success and Advising/Academic Dean's Office, Peer Health Educator (PHE), psychology statistics tutor, fitness center monitor, volleyball, hanging out with friends, reading, trying new foods, and reproductive justice.

How do you define involvement? To me, involvement is engaging in a community where you can establish a sense of belonging. It allows you to develop and build a sense of leadership skills and confidence at a first-hand experience. It’s something where it looks different for everyone and that’s what makes the experience unique. It’s also meaningful, you should have a purpose with good intentions in the things that you do. Lastly, I believe being involved should be fun. I encourage people to do things that excite them where they can enjoy themselves as they engage in Mount Holyoke’s community.

Photo of Tai Masuda ’22

Tai Masuda ’21
(she/her)

Major/minor: Psychology and Environmental Studies double major

Involvement background/interests: Chair of SGA All Campus Elections Committee, Psychology Statistics peer Tutor, Leadership LLC, environmental issues, psychology research, exploring the Pioneer Valley, going out to eat with friends, and anything related to the ocean

Why is involvement important to me? Involvement is something that can look different for different people, there is no right way to be involved. I think it is important to emphasize the unique strengths, passions, and interests that people have when assessing involvement opportunities. Involvement should encourage great relationships, skill building, and excitement, but these are only important if you feel connected to that specific avenue of involvement. This process is special because it involves reflection. Does this involvement nourish and excite you? Why are you doing this? Involvement is meaningful because of all of the positivity it brings into my life, but I also love the challenges.

Amanda Windsor '22 in an open field.

Amanda Windsor ’22
(she/her)

Major/minor: Psychology and prospective Neuroscience and Behavior double major

Involvement background/interests: Secretary of the First-Generation Low-Income Partnership (FLIP), member of the Medical Emergency Response Team (MERT), Student Health Advisory Committee member, proud Springie; I enjoy discovering new music, trying new foods, reading, talking about how much I love Waffle House, and learning more about the human condition.