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Stirling Mackie ’19

Name: Stirling Mackie

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Majors: Chemistry and Theater

Class Year: 2019

Hometown: Tulsa, Oklahoma


What do you like best about Mount Holyoke?

I like that it allows me to explore my interests! There aren’t that many schools where you can study both chemistry and theater.


How have you changed since coming to Mount Holyoke?

I think Mount Holyoke has given me a better perspective on how the world works and how different people can be, and how different people make the world better.


What was your favorite Mount Holyoke or Five College class and why?

Probably a toss up between my Entropy first year seminar and my Women in Shakespeare seminar last year. I loved Entropy because it was just a lot of fun and I really liked the concepts involved, and Women in Shakespeare because I love Shakespeare and it was really cool to understand the women in his work through performance.


Why did you choose to double major in Chemistry and Theater?

I chose chemistry first because I took chemistry in high school and loved it! All those little tiny particles bouncing together and eventually making huge things! It’s like a secret little world you can’t see. As for theater, I’ve done theater since I was in junior high and I was on the fence about declaring it for a long time because the chem major keeps me pretty busy, but I decided I loved it too much to not pursue it as a major. Also, I love Shakespeare. A lot.


Which clubs or orgs have you joined?

Not too many because I’m busy with my schoolwork, but right now the Biochem club and I’m also involved with Project Theatre.


What do you like to do in your spare time?

I don’t have much spare time but I am a huge Netflix junkie and I love going to Amherst and drinking cappuccinos.


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What is your coolest/weirdest talent?

In chemistry I can do a separation like a pro.


What makes you laugh?

Almost everything honestly. I have a very wide sense of humor. Stupid memes are almost a guarantee though.


What are your dreams or goals for the future?

I want to be a chemist and do anything with chemistry really! (Being on Broadway is a pipe dream of mine)


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Sarah Washington is a sophomore at Mount Holyoke College. She is from Wilbraham, Massachusetts. She is a prospective Sociology Major. Sarah's passions include social justice, increased visibility for multiracial individuals, feminism, and LGBT rights. Her other loves include makeup, writing, reading, and music.
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