Molly specializes in creative nonfiction and journalism, although she has experience in many other fields. Her interests are wide-ranging, and include such things as nature, animal behavior, agriculture, education, travel, hiking, cinema, and sports.
Molly has explored extensive studies in education, psychology, writing, and environmental science. She has played competitive roller derby for the past 7 years. She loves exploring in nature, jamming on the ukulele, farming, writing, baking, musical theatre, and indulging in young adult literature. Molly has also been a vegetarian since the second grade; she had, and still has, a deep-seated love for all animals.
Molly explored many fields while at Vassar, including psychology, English, Italian, education, environmental studies, theatre, geography, earth studies, film studies, sociology, archaeology, and mathematics. Some highlights of her Vassar education include acting as Student Fellow and House Student Advisor to incoming students, working on the Vassar Farm as both an agriculture assistant and elementary science instructor, and exploring sustainability abroad during a semester with SIT in Eastern Australia.
Molly spent the past year at Harvard studying learning and teaching, during which time she focussed her research on creating engaging, experiential, and action-oriented environmental education. She also took a number of writing workshops through the college in creative nonfiction, nature, and science writing.
After graduating with a double concentration in psychology and education, Molly became certified as an elementary school teacher in the state of New York. Molly's life-long interest in becoming an educator, along with her experience with alternative and environmental education, has given her a unique perspective into the field. She previously worked as a teacher at a farm-based education program in central Massachusetts, as well as a middle school teacher at a one-room school house. In 2019, Molly received her master's in education from Harvard.
Food is an area where culture and environment collide, and as such is one of Molly's most prevalent interests. Molly is an experienced cook, creating local, organic dishes as both a hobby and a job (catering meals for a 50+ person institution). For the past few years, Molly has trained with a professional New York chef, formerly employed by Martha Stewart. Molly also has a special penchant for baking.
Molly has spent a large amount of time studying green living and sustainability in school, abroad, and through her job as an organic farm educator. She has particular interests and experience in rooftop farming and other unexpected forms of urban agriculture, but also revels in the delights and challenges of greening domestic interiors and everyday living practices.
For the past 21 years Molly has traveled extensively with family, friends, and solo throughout the world, camping and backpacking along the way. She has logged many thousands of miles on cross-country road trips, sampled cuisine and culture across the Americas, Europe, Southeast Asia, and Oceania, and tried her very best to immerse herself into the life of every land she visits. More than anything else, travel defines her self and instructs her philosophy.
Molly has worked on a variety of farms from the time she was young. Her love for sustainable agriculture stems from her time spent on her friend's Colorado ranch, her work with the Poughkeepsie Farm Project in upstate New York, WWOOF (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms) and volunteer experience in eastern Australia, and an extensive, twelve-year relationship with the Farm School in central Massachusetts. Molly has spent her past five summers at the Farm School, working in the barn, forest, fields, and garden with students ranging from ages ten to twenty.
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