Molly comes to MLC with a background in public land stewardship, youth outdoor experiential education, and sustainable agriculture and food systems. Originally from Colorado Springs, Molly grew up with a strong connection to the varied landscapes of Colorado, from the foothills to the high alpine and the high desert. After completing her Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs at CU Boulder, she spent multiple summers working as a Trip Leader and Director of service, adventure, and cultural immersion trips for teens to Costa Rica and Argentina with Global Works Travel. During her winters at that same time, she served as Denver Local Manager of the Chill Foundation, the nonprofit wing of Burton snowboards, coordinating all aspects of a program teaching life skills to underrepresented youth through outdoor recreation and board sports. More recently, she served for six years as the Volunteer & Partnership Coordinator of the Rocky Mountain Field Institute, a nonprofit dedicated to stewardship and conservation of public lands in Southern Colorado. Molly holds a Master’s in Environmental Management from Western Colorado University, through which she focused her academic work on sustainable agriculture and food systems of Southwest Colorado from the Arkansas River Valley to the Four Corners region. Outside of the office, Molly can often be found running trails, hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, boating, skiing, or tending to her veggie garden.