Molly’s research is inspired by an evolving ethic of private land stewardship in Northern California. Her graduate work draws on rangeland hydrology, fire science, political ecology, behavioral science, and traditional ecological knowledge to investigate the socioecological systems that determine regional water security.
Prior to ERG, Molly facilitated grassroots planning for a just climate transition in a variety of human-ecological systems. She designed climate adaptation plans in Southside Chicago at the Center for Neighborhood Technology, accelerated carbon farming with Northern California land tenders at Fibershed, and developed fire smart water resource plans at Sonoma County Water Agency. Molly earned her B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Stanford University in 2011.
- Use of the Planning Outreach Liaison Model in the Neighborhood Planning Process: A Case Study in Seattle’s Rainier Valley Neighborhood