CAROLINA RIVADENEIRA ’16

BY HALEY ROBINSON ’17

Carolina Rivadeneira ’16 is the perfect example of a Mount Holyoke graduate who has translated their academic and cocurricular work into a full-time career. Rivadeneira, born in Ecuador and raised in Miami, chose Mount Holyoke for its interdisciplinary academic offerings and longstanding feminist history. 

Beyond the Gates: Camille Coklow '16

Beyond the Gates: Camille Coklow '16

BY HALEY ROBINSON '17

This week’s spotlight shines on Camille Coklow ‘16. Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, Coklow’s father was the driving force behind her interest in Mount Holyoke. “[He] really wanted me to attend a ‘pedigree’ institution and felt as though Mount Holyoke would be the perfect place for me,” Coklow shared. 

Beyond the Gates: Laakan McHardy '16

Beyond the Gates: Laakan McHardy '16

BY HALEY ROBINSON '17 

Laakan McHardy ’16 describes Mount Holyoke as “an inclusive community of forward thinkers and ambitious agents of social change.” McHardy, an international student from Montego Bay, Jamaica, is just that: bold and determined.

Beyond the Gates: Ali Safran '14

Beyond the Gates: Ali Safran '14

BY HALEY ROBINSON '17

Content warning: This column mentions sexual assault and domestic violence.

Ali Safran ’14 is anything but common. In June 2013, Safran started Surviving in Numbers, a nonprofit organization that raises awareness about sexual assault and domestic violence.