Mount Holyoke College • Vista • Spring 2013, Vol. 18, No. 1
Then and Now
Frances Perkins, class of 1902, was the nation’s first woman cabinet member. She served as President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Secretary of Labor from 1933 to 1945 and remains one of the most influential champions of economic and social protections for all Americans.Before making history, Perkins was pursuing science within the broad scope of the liberal arts, and at an institution that believed in connecting women’s education with the world beyond its gates.
More than a century later—as Mount Holyoke celebrates its 175th anniversary—Rebecca Neubardt ’13 is doing that, too.