芒特霍利yoke大学的校友已经打开了大门, breaking barriers and launching into the world as leaders since the founding of the College. Our graduates are leading the way — in the boardroom and in the classroom, 在实验室和公共服务领域, 在赛场上和跑道上. Every day alums are lifting up others, calling out injustices and advocating for change.

Launching Leadership

In celebration of the achievements of our alums and to highlight the many ways Mount Holyoke prepares its graduates to lead in the world, we present a conversation series between interim President Beverly Daniel Tatum and a diverse group of graduates. These alums exemplify an intellectually adventurous Mount Holyoke education in action. Their interviews will be posted to this page as soon as they are available.


Addison Beaux ’99

Addison Beaux担任执行领导层, 战略沟通和管理咨询资产. 在成为硅谷企业家之前, 他曾担任国会女议员加布里埃尔·吉福兹的工作人员, speechwriter to the President and Board of Trustees at Stanford University, congressional liaison and speechwriter at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and lead researcher at the Center for Economic Integrity. Addison is trained as a child and family therapist and is also a celebrated storyteller and public speaker.

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Charisse Pickron 08年的和Kira Banks 00年的

Charisse Pickron ’08 is an assistant professor at the Institute of Child Development, University of Minnesota Twin Cities. 作为儿童大脑和知觉实验室的主任, Charisse and her team examine the ways in which social experiences shape how infants and children perceive and represent people in their environment to better understand the way early experiences influence face perception and how young children begin to respond to and understand social constructs such as gender and race.

Kira Banks ’00 is co-founder of the Institute for Healing Justice and Equity at Saint Louis University, 她是心理学系的教授. She also served as a racial equity consultant for the Ferguson Commission and continued as the Racial Equity Catalyst for Forward Through Ferguson. Her research, 围绕公平的教学和促进, diversity and inclusion have helped frame racial equity in the St. 路易地区及以外地区.


Tahmima Anam ’97

Tahmima Anam的第一部小说, "A Golden Age," won the Commonwealth Writers Prize and went on to be translated into 27 languages. It was followed by "The Good Muslim," "The Bones of Grace," and most recently, "The Startup Wife.“她是一个O的接受者. Henry Award and has been named one of Granta’s best young British novelists. She was a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times and was recently elected as a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. 她出生在孟加拉国的达卡,现在住在伦敦.

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Monica Landry ’90 1994年1月加入Farallon资本管理公司, where she began her career in the accounting department and office management. After two years, she transitioned to start the operations group and began trading. In 2001, she was promoted to Partner and led the Trading and Operations Department until she retired in December 2019. Prior to joining Farallon, she worked in a variety of finance and office management roles at Brigham & Women’s Hospital and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Farah Khan ’98 is a Partner at L Catterton, where she focuses on consumer growth investing in Latin America. 在加入L Catterton之前, 她是桑德勒资本管理公司的副总裁, 她在哪里专门研究增长型股权, 中间市场公司的杠杆收购和融资. Prior to that, Farah worked at Apax Partners and in the Investment Banking Division of Goldman Sachs. 她曾在芒特霍利奥克学院担任过许多志愿者职位, and currently serves as a member of the Mount Holyoke College Board of Trustees. 她还是妇女圈全球顾问委员会的成员.


Mount Holyoke alums are leading in varied and nuanced ways and using their spheres of influence for good — through professional achievements, volunteer experiences, advocacy work, 特殊的激情/项目, and more. 我们希望我们的社区听到这些重要的故事.

Please 用这个表格来分享你的故事 或者推荐一位朋友、同学或同事.

Alums in the News


在芒特霍利奥克学院举行的领导力启动活动上, alum and award-winning author Tahmima Anam ’97 discussed anthropology, 强烈的联系和写讽刺作品的危险.

Mount Holyoke alums Kira Banks ’00 and Charisse Pickron ’08 are researching race’s and racism’s impact on young children. 在最近的一次校园参观中, 他们谈到了变革型教师, 走进你自己,做真实的自己.

The final Launching Leadership conversation for 2022 was with Addison Beaux ’99, Beaux的创始人兼首席执行官 & Arrow. The wide-ranging conversation touched on student activism, gender affirmations and self-love.


Mount Holyoke alums have always blazed trails and challenged the status quo. Scientists. CEOs. Politicians. Entrepreneurs. 普利策获奖者. Oscar winners. 以及介于两者之间的一切.

Aimée Eubanks Davis

Aimée Eubanks Davis

Class of 1995

Founder of Braven

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Debra Martin Chase

Debra Martin Chase

Class of 1977


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Umama Zillur

Umama Zillur

Class of 2018

Kotha的联合创始人和领导者, an organization dedicated to ending the culture of gender-based violence in Bangladesh

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Kaneka Turner ”16

Kaneka Turner

Class of 2016


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Veronika Kivenson

Veronika Kivenson

Class of 2013

Postdoctoral fellow at Oregon State University and recipient of the Tory Burch Fellowship from the Innovative Genomics Institute

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Gabi Gregg

Gabi Gregg

Class of 2008

Fashion blogger and designer and advocate for the representation of plus-size Black women in fashion spaces

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Chloé Zhao

Chloé Zhao

Class of 2005

The first woman of color to win an Academy Award for best director

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Natasha Mohanty ’03

Natasha Mohanty

Class of 2003

Head of engineering for checkout experiences at Stripe, a financial infrastructure platform

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Rumbi Bwerinofa-Petrozzello

Rumbi Bwerinofa-Petrozzello

Class of 1994

The first woman of color to serve as president of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants

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Sheila Lirio Marcelo

Sheila Lirio Marcelo

Class of 1993


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Tara Roberts ’91

Tara Roberts

Class of 1991


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Mona Sutphen ’89

Mona Sutphen

Class of 1989

The Vistria Group合伙人兼投资策略主管

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Deborah Harkness拍摄,Scarlett Freund

Deborah Harkness, Ph.D.

Class of 1986


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Suzan-Lori Parks

Suzan-Lori Parks

Class of 1985



Holly Metcalf ’81

Holly Metcalf

Class of 1981

Top crew coach and champion in expanding access to the sport of rowing

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Susan Kare

Susan Kare

Class of 1975


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Wendy Wasserstein

Wendy Wasserstein

Class of 1971


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Barbara Smith

Class of 1969

Co-founder of the Combahee River Collective and co-author of the Combahee River Collective Statement

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Janet Litster Rideout

Janet Litster Rideout

Class of 1961


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Nita Lowey ’59

Nita Lowey

Class of 1959

U.S. Representative and the first woman to chair the House Appropriations Committee

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Jean Sammet, 1948届毕业生

Jean Sammet

Class of 1948


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Ella Grasso

Ella Grasso

Class of 1940

首位女性当选联合国秘书长.S. 她自己就是州长

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Virginia Apgar

Virginia Apgar

Class of 1929


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Frances Perkins

Class of 1902

美国首位女性内阁成员.S. 劳工部长和社会保障的创建者

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Emily Dickinson

Class of 1849


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