Senior Strategist, is a seasoned global communications and advocacy professional with experience across the private and public sectors including government, nonprofit, foundations, and public affairs consulting. Molly brings deep expertise in issues including racial and gender equity, K-12 and post-secondary education, child development, homelessness, democracy, campaign finance, and global health and international development.
Previously, Molly was the communications director for the Raikes Foundation, where she led thought leadership strategies on race and equity for the trustees and led a rebrand of the organization. At the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Molly was the communications lead for Melinda French Gates and worked on family planning, agriculture and nutrition. At both the Gates and Raikes Foundations, she worked on critical issues in education, including: changing the way we finance our public schools to make them more equitable; the fight to protect public schools against a wave of state-level legislation designed to prevent teaching about race and racism; and the effort to make our schools, both in the K-12 and post-secondary level, truly responsive to the needs of the students these systems have served the least well.
Molly also held senior external roles with the Finsbury Glover Hering (formerly the Glover Park Group), where she worked with both the New York City local teachers’ union, the UFT, and its parent union, the AFT; and with the National Governor’s Association on the rollout of the Common Core State Standards Initiative. At the City of New York, Molly led communications for the city’s nationally renowned campaign finance system.