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Abena Opokua Foli ’10

Alumnae Stories

Mount Holyoke Alumna Leaves Academia to Develop Safe and Nutritional Food

“It’s not about what others are doing, but about what you know you should be doing,” says Abena Opokua Foli ’10, regulatory food scientist at Saputo Dairy Foods USA in… ... » Read more

Virginia Taylor ’08

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Mount Holyoke Alumna Proves Universal Access to Legal Aid Reduces Poverty

“Our first year, I was doing all the casework myself, but now we have thirteen employees and have closed over nine hundred cases,” says Virginia Taylor ’08, cofounder of Bayview/Hunters… ... » Read more

Mary Francis ’86

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Mount Holyoke Alumna Dives Head First Into Complex Problems

“Whenever I’ve powered through . . . and taken a challenge where I didn’t know I’d be successful, I’ve never regretted it,” says Mary Francis ’86, the corporate secretary and… ... » Read more

Marilyn Bruno ’69 and Cynthia Burzell ’01

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Mount Holyoke Alumnae: Mother/Daughter Team Creates Biotech Solutions for NASA

Since 2014 NASA has invited the mother-daughter team of Marilyn Bruno ’69 and Cynthia Bruno Burzell ’01 to speak at conferences about their work. In 2006 the two started the biotech… ... » Read more