Helen Elizabeth Butts, class of 1928

Helen Elizabeth Butts graduated from Pembroke College in 1928 and received her A.M. from Pembroke in 1929. She taught at Smith College for 2 years before deciding to obtain a Ph.D. Helen went to Duke to pursue further graduate studies where she met her husband. After marrying, Butts taught zoology at Wellesley for 5 years before leaving to have children. Eventually Butts, her husband, and their four children, moved to Texas where she worked part-time doing botanical research. She resumed a full-time position when her children were in high school.