Aayushi Mishra

“If there is no struggle, there is no progress” - Frederick Douglass

Author Bio

I was born in India but grew up on four different continents. I study Biology and Environmental Studies at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts, where I’m also serving as Class President. I am passionate about environmental awareness, specifically about water management. Outside the academic realm, I am an avid Star Wars fan and I enjoy reading science fiction.



Hometown Mumbai, India
Lives Boston, Massachusetts
High School Education The International School of Brussels, Brussels, Belgium
Studying BA in Biology and Environmental Studies
Graduating 2017
Extracurriculars I am Class President, I’m involved in Student Government and Model United Nations, and I work at my college’s Health Center.
Interests Public speaking, event planning, spreading awareness about climate change, writing, and looking at pictures of corgis.
Future Plans I’d like to pursue a Master’s degree in Environmental Science after graduating from college.

Posts by Aayushi Mishra

My Spring Break in New York City

Published: March 18, 2017

My first-year roommate and I have been best friends since my first week at Mount Holyoke. Emily and I bonded over our love for the environment, began taking the same classes, and giggled over silly jokes. However, we reflected this year that we had yet to go on a road trip together; we immediately agreed on visiting New York City for a few days over spring break. It would be a quick getaway and a perfect break from academic work. I was recently admitted at a Master’s program at Columbia University, so visiting the campus was one of our top…

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How I wrote and directed a college play – The Junior Show!

Published: February 25, 2017

The beginning of the Junior Show In the April of 2016, I was elected Class President of my year in college. It was a great honor to have this opportunity, but I knew that it came with many challenges. It was going to be my duty to oversee the production of the Junior Show (nicknamed J-Show), which would take place in February of the following year. As the class board was assembling, I began to create a personal timeline and a set of goals for the team. The board and I worked all summer on details and immediately got to…

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Attending Mount Holyoke, a Women’s College

Published: January 13, 2017

Attending a women’s college has been an exceptional experience for me. Mount Holyoke College is located in South Hadley, MA and is the first women’s college in the United States. Established in 1837, it is a small private liberal arts college. The first impression When I drove to Mount Holyoke College for the first time in August 2014, I remember feeling slightly breathless. I had seen hundreds of images of the campus in the past year after being accepted, but I couldn’t help but stare. There was pin-drop silence except for the occasional chirps and cackles of birds and geese.…

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