Junior Dayishaa Daga ’22 credits her closeness with professors with her success in pursuing two rigorous STEM majors, biological sciences and data science. In addition to feeling connected to faculty through her academics, Dayishaa serves on multiple committees and clubs that have helped her feel closer to the community. This summer before her junior year, funding through the College’s Lynk initiative enabled her to pursue a remote internship in data science in her home country of Nepal. She learned new skills related to her major and explored possible career paths.
Mount Holyoke continues to lead the way in innovative programs propelling women in STEM fields. A new partnership with MassMutual was announced just this week to pilot a groundbreaking, higher education initiative connecting liberal learning with data science, providing students with a competitive edge in this emerging field.