Maddy Skrak ’18

Maddy Skrak ’18 hails from Albuquerque, New Mexico. She majors in Spanish and is pursuing a Nexus concentration in journalism, media and public discourse. As a member of the varsity hunter seat team, she has ridden in open flat and intermediate fences — and in her senior year will move up as an all-around open rider. Skrak is an Equestrian Fellow for the Office of Admission and was the main writer for the campus life section for the Mount Holyoke News. Her summer 2017 internship with the Chronicle of the Horse magazine in Middleburg, Virginia, was funded by the College’s Lynk initiative. The fall of her junior year, Skrak studied abroad in Sevilla, Spain, where she fell in love with Europe and significantly improved her Spanish skills — which she will continue to do her senior year when she lives on the Spanish Language Floor. Among her favorite ways to pass time on campus, beyond riding? Soaking in the warm weather after a long winter; buying ginger ice cream from Atkins Farms Country Market; and walking around Northampton with Mama Iguana’s guacamole and GoBerry frozen yogurt in her hands.

Recent Posts

October 16, 2017

A world of wiggle room within Mount Holyoke

Every time I’ve introduced myself in a new year of college, I’ve proudly announced a new proposed major, per my latest crystal ball reading for my future career.

I arrived my first year as a biology and Spanish double major on the pre-health track. Second year, a Spanish major with a minor in psychology. Third year, a self-declared major combining psychology and journalism, with a minor in Spanish. And finally, four years later, I am proud to say that I am a Spanish major with a Nexus concentration in journalism, media and public discourse.

July 26, 2017

12 reasons to ride at Mount Holyoke

Riding at Mount Holyoke is one of the best decisions you’ll ever make. It’s a community. It’s friends. It’s a team. And most importantly, it’s pursuing a passion alongside an inspiring group of people who share your love for horses. Here are 12 more reasons why.

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