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Meet Mills Alumnae

Mills alumnae make a statement in every possible career field as novelists, scientists, professors, politicians, artists, doctors, musicians, lawyers, dancers, journalists, social workers, psychologists, and corporate executives. Meet a few of our alumnae taking action to inspire change.

US Congresswoman and Mills graduate Barbara Lee has represented California's 13th district for over a decade.
US CongresswomanBarbara Lee '73A congressional renegade for peace and justice
Environmental scientist and Mills College alumna Emily Dirksen explains how Mills prepared her for success in a male-dominated scientific field.
Environmental ScientistEmily Dirksen '15Keeping our environment healthy
Google software engineer and Mills College graduate Yun Miao talks about how her experience at Mills challenged her to explore new interests and opened doors in her career.
Software EngineerYun Miao '11Open mind, open doors
Mills College graduate Kapua’ala Sproat talks about how Mills helped shape her identity as a Native Hawaiian woman and prepared her for a law career empowering leaders to be effective community advocates.
Attorney and Law ProfessorD. Kapua'ala Sproat '95Empowering effective advocates
SF Giants announcer and Mills College alumna Renel Brooks-Moon explains how Mills helped her find voice.
Sports AnnouncerRenel Brooks-Moon '81A pioneering woman in Major League Baseball
Mills College alumna Meg Smaker talks about her desire to tell stories that expand people’s understanding of the world through documentary filmmaking.
Documentary FilmmakerMeg Smaker '12Expanding our understanding of the world
Mills College alumna Miriam Warren explains how her liberal arts education prepared her to become the vice president of new markets at Yelp.
Vice President, YelpMiriam Warren '02Connecting people to one another
Mills College graduate and public radio investigative reporter Sarah Aida Gonzalez interviews an elementary school student.
ReporterSarah Aida Gonzalez '09Inspiring action through airwaves
Google engineering manager and Mills College graduate Patricia Legaspi discusses her Mills Experience.
Engineering ManagerPatricia Legaspi '02First generation, ultimate engineer
Azure Bowie-Hankins credits Mills College professors with helping her identify and pursue her dream career.
Video Game ProducerAzure Bowie-Hankins '07Taking her game from hobby to career
Mills College graduate and Foreign Service environment officer Juniper Neill directs conservation efforts in East Africa.
USAID Foreign ServiceJuniper Neill ’91Defending our natural environment
Social activist Camila Chavez found confidence to speak up while a student at Mills College.
Nonprofit Executive DirectorCamila Chavez ’98Building a network of community leaders for social change
Accomplished musician, educator, and Mills College graduate Rebeca Mauleon shares how Mills changed her life.
Musician/ComposerRebeca Mauleón ’89Award-winning band leader and arts educator
Elizabeth Trobaugh explains how her Mills experience prepared her for leadership in the US Army.
Commissioned Officer, US ArmyElizabeth Trobaugh ’10Speaking up for women in wartime