As a student, Riley Smith ’15 embraced all that MHC had to offer. A politics major and theatre arts minor, Riley acted in several theater productions, rowed on the College’s varsity crew team, served as a class officer and worked in the Office of Admission as a Harriet Newhall Fellow.
Riley's connection to Mount Holyoke has remained steadfast beyond the gates. Now, as a head class agent, Riley knows that the next generation of change-makers rely on the support of today's alums and is committed to ensuring the success of College and its students.
Why is it important to you to support Mount Holyoke at this time?
Mount Holyoke has introduced me to the people I know who are currently on the frontlines during the pandemic; doctors and nurses and other healthcare workers who are doing the best they can to stop the spread of COVID-19. But it's also where I've met other inspiring classmates and alums, people who are teachers facilitating online classrooms, political leaders and advocates who are thinking up ways to best care for those affected, and small business and restaurant owners who have closed up shop temporarily to prevent putting their employees at risk. I know that the next generation of leaders will come out of Mount Holyoke and it's important to equip the College to best engage and support new and current students.