Mount Holyoke Club of Northern California:
2019-2020 Board of Directors
Amy Andersen ’89 (General Board Member)
Amy is eager to get more involved to support Mt. Holyoke. She has hosted the Bay Area admitted students reception for the last two years and the experience of meeting the talented young women and a myriad of local alumnae sparked a desire to get more involved in alumnae and college activities. A graduate of the MHC class of 1989, Amy also holds an MA in political philosophy from the University of Essex (United Kingdom). She has a 20+ year career in the healthcare sector and has lead strategic consulting organizations for a variety of technology and consulting companies (IBM, Philips, Booz Allen Hamilton). Amy also led government affairs for Kaiser Permanente and previously served in lobbying and policy roles in Washington DC.
Pauline Au ‘87 (Treasurer)
Pauline has 20+ years in Banking, plus 6 years in Healthcare as an Internal Auditor which transitions nicely into the role of Treasurer. Pauline has participated in MHC events over the years, however, this year she wants to do more than participate. Pauline wishes to help the Club in any way and connect more with the growing MHC alum and student population in the bay area. In her spare time, she loves to read, cook, travel, and try new restaurants.
Eleanor Chang ‘78 (General Board Member)
Eleanor is passionate about supporting Mt. Holyoke for over 30 years. She has served as a member of the College’s Board of Trustees as well as co-chaired the inaugural Asian Alumnae Symposium in Hong Kong. She was the membership chair of the Northern California Club, a member of the SF Major Gifts Committee, the Alumnae Trustee & Awards Committee, the Asian Scholarship Nucleus Committee, and the Global Strategy Task Force. Eleanor is a retired banker and received her MBA from Carnegie-Mellon University.
Stephanie Corrales ‘16 (Co-Vice President)
Steph moved to the Bay Area right after graduating from Mount Holyoke with a degree in Italian Studies, Psychology, and an ‘unofficial minor’ in Studio Art. She is a Product Designer by day and a ceramicist by night. Originally from Miami, Steph hopes to foster a vibrant MHC alum community in the Bay as the Co-Communications Chair. Check out her ceramics on Instagram at @slightlysecret.
Elena Eimert ‘15 (Co-Vice President)
Elena is an East Coast transplant pursuing her Master’s in City Planning at UC Berkeley. She graduated from MHC in 2015, having majored in History and minored in Development, through the Nexus Program. Prior to graduate school, she worked as a paralegal at a law firm that structured financing for affordable housing and community development projects. Elena has served on her class board continuously since her sophomore year as Secretary and Scribe. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, drinking wine, and getting emotional about poetry. She is particularly excited to explore the NorCal great outdoors and the grapes located therein with an inspiring cohort of MHC alums.
Hannah Fairbanks ‘03 (Co-President)
Hannah is thrilled to be a part of the NorCal board. She has served as Secretary and Newsletter Editor, Membership Chair, Vice President, and looks forward to meeting and connecting with even more local alums over the next year in her role as Co-President. A freelance writer with an MFA in Creative Writing, Hannah works on most of her projects late at night when her two young daughters are in bed. When she’s not writing, you might find Hannah reading, packing bento box lunches for her kids, and adventuring around the Bay Area.
Jessica Fajardo ‘12 (Seven Sisters Liaison)
Jess has served as a member of the MHCNC Board for the past 3 years and is especially passionate about connecting young alum to the larger alum community. She is a Senior Product Manager at Social Standards, a growing, social media-focused Marketing Analytics company based out of Oakland, CA. Jess played on the MHC Field Hockey team and continues to keep active by running all around the Bay area, and playing pick up for a SF based field hockey league.
Hannah Groce ‘08 (General Board Member)
Hannah attended Mount Holyoke at the urging of her aunt Onie Bussey ’84 and is eternally grateful for the bond of their shared alma mater. Post graduation she moved back home to the Bay Area to work as a program manager at a college access nonprofit. She was involved with the club as a member starting in 2009 and joined the board 4 years ago as the admissions liaison.
Sarah Lau ‘07 (Co-President)
Sarah is excited to return to the Board to engage and support our diverse community in Northern California. Previously, Sarah has served on the Board as Co-President and as Membership Chair, and delighted in organizing the occasional Mount Holyoke dinner while living in Beijing. As a Recruiting and Operations consultant, Sarah partners with Beijing and San Francisco-based organizations on their talent, community engagement, and fundraising initiatives.
Deepa Mungara ‘10 (General Board Member)
Thanks for the opportunity to join the MHC Northern California Chapter as a General Board member. The last couple of meetings reminded me of how privileged and lucky I am to be a part of such a special community of women. I’d be thrilled to help evangelize MHC values and expand the chapter’s presence.
Nancy Sun ‘80 (General Board Member)
Nancy moved to San Francisco in 2015 after having spent 20 years living in Hong Kong with her family. She has been actively involved with the Alumnae Association since graduation serving as a class agent, a member of the Annual Fund Committee. and co-chair of the first Asian Alumnae Symposium. In 2003, Nancy retired from the world of banking to take care of her three daughters and simultaneously became a very active member at her children’s school serving as PTA treasurer and subsequently as Co-President. She also served as co-chair of the school’s 25th and 30th-anniversary activities and was co-chair of the parents’ committee for the founding of Chinese International School’s 9th-grade boarding school in Hangzhou, China.
Marija L. Vulfs ‘08 (Membership Chair)
Marija Vulfs, was an architecture major and philosophy minor at Mount Holyoke. She was on the Mount Holyoke College Dressage Team and continues to be devoted to horses. After being a professional dressage trainer for many years, Marija moved to SF where she has been involved with administration and marketing. Marija enjoys going to farmers markets, throwing dinner parties and gardening. As Membership Chair, she looks forward to engaging with new and returning members to discover how the club can best support them.
Bene Webster ‘13 (Communications Chair)
Bene is a newcomer to the Bay, by way of New Orleans and Boston, and is excited to connect and give back to the local MHC community. Professionally she is a UX Content Strategist at Google, but you’re more likely to find her on the lacrosse field, traveling to see friends, or trying out new restaurants. As Communications Chair, she is driven to connect more alums in the Bay with the Club, to encourage others to attend upcoming events, and to give back to the community we care so deeply about.