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Jessica Brezicha ’10 Does Something Fishy

Jessica Brezicha ’10 majored in biology at Mount Holyoke but had never touched a live fish until she was hired for her current job as a scientific observer on commercial fishing boats in the Bering Sea. These days Brezicha is besieged by fish; she collects…... » Read more

Mercury Rising: What Happened When Lauren Smith Stirred Up the Mud

Like most waterways, the bottom of the Savannah River is full of dark, mucky sediment. In 2005, when Lauren Wooten Smith '11 got down and dirty to analyze what was in that mud, she discovered a toxic metal—methyl mercury—at more than 100 times the level considered lethal. Muckraking…... » Read more

Eva Steiner Moseley ’53: Going Green…to the Grave

When Eva Steiner Mosley's mother died in 1971, she got a rude awakening about the somewhat tyrannical nature of the funeral industry. Shopping for a casket at a Jewish funeral home, she chose a plain, unlined pine box that was only available to Orthodox Jews, the…... » Read more

Gianna Montinola ’80: Never Too Busy to Help

Typhoon Ketsana, known in the Philippines as Ondoy, hit the Pacific island nation on September 26, 2009, dumping almost twice as much rain as Katrina did in Louisiana, killing hundreds, and leaving metro Manila in ruins. An island city, Manila is continually plagued by typhoons…... » Read more