While researching beetle larvae in a USGS lab, Molly decided to test a hypothesis of far greater personal value: she’d rather write about data than collect it. So, she earned a master’s in Medical Journalism at UNC-Chapel Hill, focusing on epidemiology and healthcare policy.
She has researched and written professionally for over a decade. Initially, she covered politics and science from Congress, the EPA, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, and Southern statehouses. More recently, she served as Senior Staff Writer for Peoples Health, then Communications & Development Manager for the Bureau of Governmental Research. In 2016, she launched Model Content–a marketing agency specializing in science, healthcare, tech, and policy.
Molly serves as a National Science Foundation I-Corps Industry Mentor and a member of the American Public Health Association’s Health Communication Working Group. In 2018, Molly led Model Content to national recognition as a Collision Conference ALPHA Startup and a SCORE Small Business Champion, and she returned to her alma mater as a startup coach and pitch competition judge.