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Welcome to Senior Symposium! Today we celebrate the many extraordinary achievements of the Class of 2021 -- their hard work, perseverance, and brilliance! We have designed this year’s Senior Symposium as a virtual, day-long event. We have 132 students presenting from all over the world on 34 panels in almost every discipline and major offered at Mount Holyoke. Seniors are conducting research on gene therapy, climate change, and preparing for the next pandemic. They are writing theses and capstone projects on the gothic, queer studies, persistent multi-robot formations, reproductive health, and the Chicago Teachers Union. They have created new choreography, novellas, short films, and sustainable designs for local New England farms. We also have students presenting about their LYNK and Nexus opportunities on a series of panels at lunchtime that we call mini LEAP.

Explore the schedule below to see all of the remarkable intellectual and creative accomplishments that Mount Holyoke students have achieved, even in the most challenging of times. A special thanks to the faculty and staff who have advised and supported the Class of 2021 in their endeavors.

Congratulations in advance to our Seniors who are presenting today and to all of our beloved students in the Class of 2021.


The 2021 Senior Symposium will be presented via synchronous Zoom panels. Video links will be available in the Panel information 10 minutes prior to the panel start.

The download a pdf of the schedule click here. A full schedule can also be downloaded and printed by clicking the print icon.

PA

Phoebe Aaronson

Eye Tracking for Analysis and Problem-Solving in Standardized Testing
UA

Unwanaabasi Abasiurua

Exploring Life through Language
GA

Grace Alexander

Biological Sciences
Craig Woodard
FB

Falguni Basnet

Economics
Michael Robinson
CA

Camila A. Blanco

Poetry Across the Atlantic
AB

Ashton Bliss

German Studies
Karen Remmler
CB

Chelsea Braz

Architectural Studies
Michael Davis
AB

Abby Bridgers

SNAP Data and Health Policy Consulting
MB

Myla Brilliant

Gender Studies
Christian Gundermann
EB

Elle Bukosky

Working on Artist Time
AC

Ale Cabezas

English
Andrea Lawlor
GC

Gianna Cai

Biochemistry
Jonathan Ashby
HC

Helen Campbell

Chemistry
Kathryn McMenimen
LC

Luciany Capra

International Relations
Andy Reiter
EC

Emily Carle

Developing Mission Work for the Virtual 21st Century
JC

Joss Childs

Religion
Amina Steinfels
AC

Anya Chinniah

Chemistry
Himali Jayathilake
AC

Abbie Collette

Biochemistry
Kathryn McMenimen
NC

Nora Cyra

International Relations
Andy Reiter
JD

Jamie Day

Evaluating the Feasibility of Bacteria Detection in Home Setting using a Smartphone
MD

Megan Dear

Marine Mammal Behavior Towards Different Stimuli
MD

Madeleine Desfosses

Anthropology
Matthew Watson
SD

Savita Diggs

Economics
Sarah Adelman
HD

Haya Diwan

Computer Science
Audrey Lee St. John
MD

Molly Driscoll

Behind the Scenes: From Music Video Production to T-shirt Slinging, a Peek into the Music Industry
CD

Courtney Dunham

Psychology and Education
Jennifer Jacoby
KD

Kate Dutilly

Architectural Studies
Michael Davis
BV

Brooke Von Ehrenkrook

Music
Adeline Mueller
FE

Faustina Ejiofor

Web Development: Tech meets Research
AE

Alexis Eldred

Sustainability Intern
JE

Jasmine Errico

Gender Studies
Samuel Ace
KF

Kallie Fellows

Biological Sciences
Craig Woodard
KF

Kayla Fennell

Fundraising for Research in COVID times
SF

Saba Fiazuddin

Managing In Educational Non-Profit
JF

Jocelyn Furniss

Art History
Anthony Lee
CG

Claire Gabel

Investigating the optimal altitudinal range of wild avocado trees in Monteverde
CG

Chelsea Galicia

Remote Learning: Navigating and Adapting to New Challenges
SG

Sheyla Garcia

Neuroscience and Behavior
Mara Breen
FG

Fiona Garner

The Mary Lyon Foundation: Helping Make Quality Education Happen
AG

Asha Gehring

Huellas de Paz Development Internship
GL

Genesis Lara Granados

Biological Sciences
Patricia Brennan
JG

Juliet Greenwood

Biological Sciences
Patricia Brennan
RG

Regina Guo

Economics Major in the Legal Field
LH

Lydia Henning

Politics
Andy Reiter
KH

Kayla Hinkson-Grant

Anthropology
Ajay Sinha
MH

Megi Hoxha

Neuroscience and Behavior
Marta Sabariego
BH

Be Huynh

Biochemistry
Amy Camp
SJ

Safa Jawad

Biochemistry
Marta Sabariego
PJ

Peiyun Jiang

English
Andrea Lawlor
PJ

Peiyun Jiang

English
Elizabeth Young
YJ

Yuxin Jiang

Chemistry
Wei Chen
IK

Izzy Kalodner

Dance
Barbie Diewald
IK

Izzy Kalodner

English
Leah Glasser
AK

Abby Kaplan

Biochemistry
Kyle Broaders
SK

Sophia Karr

Environmental Studies
Eugenio Marcano
TK

Thea Kastelic

Stay Curious: Highlighting compelling stories from local communities.
SK

Simran Kaur

The Impact of COVID-19 on New York and Boston Residents
SK

Sukhneet Kaur

Neuroscience and Behavior
Mara Breen
SK

Shayn Keiter-Massefski

Psychology and Education
Corey Flanders
TK

Trinity Kendrick

Architectural Studies
Michael Davis
SK

Sennur Khoso

Psychology and Education
Katherine Binder
OK

Olivia Kipling-Brownlow

Farm and Community Intern
EK

Evelyn Kirby

Gender Studies
Christian Gundermann
JK

Julia Klukoff

English
Kate Singer
KK

Kate Kolozsvari

Chemistry
Wei Chen
AK

Alicia Kwok

The Past and Future of Cyborg Poetics in Asian America
SL

Sarah Lancaster

Small Town to Big Library
YL

Yifan Lei

Exploring the world of Venture Capital, Economics and Music majors
CL

Caitlin Lewis

Biological Sciences
Martha Hoopes
CH

Christine Hsinjo Lin

Teaching as Management for the Self and for Student
KL

Kexin Lin

Writing the Student Experience
CL

Christina Lively

Chemistry
Jonathan Ashby
VL

Vivian Livesay

Psychology
Mara Breen
OL

Olivia Lowe

Dance
Barbie Diewald
JL

Jiayi Lu

Being a Summer Analyst at PwC, Data Science and Economics Majors
NM

Ningjing Ma

How front-end development works in an industry setting
SM

Sharon Mai

Biochemistry
Craig Woodard
FM

Francesca Marie

Film, Media, Theatre
Robin Blaetz
TM

Tai Masuda

Psychology and Education
Corey Flanders
SM

Sophie Maxfield

Biological Sciences
Craig Woodard
SM

Sorcha McCrohan

Sociology
Eleanor Townsley
MM

Maggie Micklo

Politics
Adam Hilton
MM

Maggie Minett

Chemistry
Wei Chen
CM

Chimene Minshew

Interning in Ag and Sustainability Tech
LM

Lauren Modic-Doyle

Assisting in Research on Free People of Color in DC in the 1800s
CM

Colleen Molnar

Geography
Serin Houston
SM

Sabina Morris

Canada, Covid, and Conducting Research
CM

Celia Mulcahey

Astronomy
Jason Young
NN

Nadia Niva

Critical Social Thought
Andrea Lawlor
DO

Drew O'Brien

Biochemistry
Alan Van Giessen
LO

Lukachi Okonji

Neuroscience and Behavior
Kenneth Colodner
EO

Elissa Ortiz

Biochemistry
Alan Van Giessen
AO

Ann Osborn

Neuroscience and Behavior
Felicity Aulino
GP

Gabrielle Paquette

Coding and Cognitive Science: Experimental Design and Analysis in Linguistics
JP

Jacqueline Park

Mathematics
Chassidy Bozeman
TP

Trang Pham

Biochemistry
Kathryn McMenimen
QP

Qiana Pierre

Navigating A Platform for Black Creators
LR

Lily Reavis

English
Christopher Benfey
LR

Lily Reavis

English
Elizabeth Young
JR

Jackie Rich

Biological Sciences
Renae Brodie
MR

Margrit Rindlisbacher

Geology
Steven Dunn
CR

Casey Roepke

Politics
Ali Aslam
JR

Julia Rotar

Psychology and Education
Katherine Binder
LS

Laraiba Seibou

Biochemistry
Alan Van Giessen
AS

Apara Sharma

Psychology and Education
KC Haydon
RS

Rose Sheehan

Starting in Software Development: Dynamic Code Analysis with Provenance
AS

Audrey Shuart

Community Farm Intern
MS

Maggie Smith

Data for sustainable development
CS

Carol Song

Critical Studies in Media Arts
Elliot Montague
GS

Gabrielle Spano

English
Elizabeth Young
OS

Oliver Stockert

Biochemistry
Katie Berry
ST

Sabrina Talir

Biological Sciences
Craig Woodard
RT

Rae Tomarkin

Mathematics
Margaret Robinson
AT

Amelia Tran

Statistics
Marie Ozanne
ST

Sophia Trent

Priceless Pests: What Fruit Flies Can Teach Us
KT

Kate Turner

English
Kate Singer
JV

Jennifer Villa

Art Studio
Ligia Bouton
XW

Xinyue Wang

Biochemistry
Amy Camp
NW

Nikita Waskiewicz

Biochemistry
Kathryn McMenimen
DW

Daphne Williams-Hutfilz

Spanish
Nieves Romero-Diaz
MW

Maegan Windus

Chemistry
Kyle Broaders
IW

Isabelle Wohlin

Environmental Studies
Olivia Aguilar
EW

Emma Wolff

My Memoir Experience
MW

Mya Wright

Psychology and Education
Corey Flanders
CX

Christine Xiao

Working in the world's largest video game vendor, Economics major and English minor
OY

Olivia Yanchik

Learning About Ethics and Guantanamo Bay
LZ

Louisa Zebrowski

Neuroscience and Behavior
Kenneth Colodner
YZ

Yuanyuan Zhai

My summer experience of working at the tax department
XZ

Xiaoying Zhang

Neuroscience and Behavior
Kathryn McMenimen
TZ

Tracy Zheng

Chemistry
Kyle Broaders
XZ

Xinrui Zhu

Physics
Katherine Aidala
MZ

Mira Zylali

Jewish Studies
Karen Remmler