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Shelley Hendrix

Ten Minutes With: Shelley Hendrix ’91

Advocating for Change Shelley Hendrix ’91 is the national director of grassroots advocacy at Autism Speaks. When her son, Liam, was diagnosed with autism at twenty-seven-months old, Hendrix had limited access to resources and information. In 1999 the political-science major cofounded the nonprofit Unlocking Autism,…... » Read more

by Roger Cameron

Ten Minutes With: Sarah Strebel Cameron ’97

Boarding for Girls Sarah Strebel Cameron ’97 is no stranger to taking risks, but her biggest adventure came in 2008 when she founded her own company. Upon realizing that most skate, snow, and surf wax brands target men and boys—through brand name, packaging, graphics, or…... » Read more

Lourdes Melgar ’85

Ten Minutes With: Lourdes Melgar ’85

Lourdes Melgar ’85 is Mexico’s deputy secretary of energy in charge of hydrocarbons. Encouraged by her advisor, Professor Vinnie Ferraro, to attend Massachusetts Institute of Technology, she became the first Mexican woman to earn a doctorate in political science there. In addition to a background…... » Read more

Ten Minutes With: Imogene Fish ’55

Achieving Great Heights At the age of nineteen,  Imogene Opton Fish ’55 traveled to Oslo, Norway, to represent the United States in women’s slalom alpine skiing at the 1952 Winter Olympics, placing fifth. After graduating from Mount Holyoke with a major in art, she raised…... » Read more