Class of 2024
Hometown: Centennial, Colorado
Research Interests: Climate change and human security, refugees and migration, humanitarian emergencies
Molly graduated from Pepperdine University in 2018 with a degree in International Studies, specializing in the Middle East and North Africa. Throughout undergrad, Molly helped found a student organization called No Lost Generation, which worked to raise awareness about the Syrian refugee crisis and to provide volunteer opportunities to Pepperdine students. Following graduation, Molly was a Fulbright in Malaysia, teaching English to secondary school students in the northeastern state of Kelantan. Upon returning from Malaysia, she worked for American Near East Refugee Aid, an organization that provides development and humanitarian assistance to Palestinian and Syrian refugees in the West Bank, Gaza, Lebanon and Jordan. Most recently, Molly worked as a foreign policy staffer in the United States Senate. While a student in the MAAS program, Molly is pursuing Georgetown’s certificate in Refugees, Migration, and Humanitarian Emergencies and hopes to pursue research focused on the impact that climate change is having on refugees and migration patterns in the Middle East.