"I came to Mount Holyoke confident in my writing and humanities skills, but far from confident in math or science. Numbers felt like a foreign language to me.
One day, during sophomore fall, Marilyn Pryor, the inimitable Chair of the famed Mount Holyoke Biology Department, reached out to me and tried her hardest to talk me into majoring in Bio. I was floored. I did not take her kind offer, but I did start to have a different conversation within my head about my skills. Now I have spent over 20 years in energy commodity trading dealing with complex derivative calculations and technical writing, and I handle million and billion dollar project financings and acquisitions for my construction projects with no fear whatsoever.
Professor Pryor, because we met, I re-imagined myself." —Danetta Beaushaw '88
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