Like many young Americans, Molly’s political activism was inspired by the grassroots activism of the 2008 presidential election. Her passion grew steadily throughout a number of political previous positions: interning for Congressman Ron Barber (D-AZ) in both campaigning and operational capacities; coordinating campaigns for pro-choice women through Arizona List; and managing marketing and events for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.

As the Education Event Coordinator, Molly supports the Social Policy & Politics team’s work on higher education. She coordinates and executes events and meetings and builds partnerships with education stakeholders—all to advance Third Way’s ideas and policies to help students get a good value from institutions of higher education.

Molly credits her desire to galvanize consensus and provide rights to every citizen to her travels through Eastern, Central and Western Europe, Australasia and parts of the Middle East. In particular, she learned that organizing people around their common interests is the best way to ensure the United States provides health care and opportunities to all and develops sensible gun policy. This belief inspires her life, and she is committed to putting her energy into these causes.

Molly holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Arizona. In her free time, she enjoys petting every dog that passes by, rooting for the Arizona Wildcat’s basketball team, and searching for the DMV’s best sushi spot.


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