Molly serves as the Engagement Lead for the Blue Zones Project 4M community encompassing Mānoa, Makiki, Mōʻiliʻili and McCully. She is thrilled to be part of the team and is looking forward becoming more familiar with her neighborhood and creating a healthier urban Oʻahu.
Molly earned a B.A. in Journalism from the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota and a M.S. of Natural Resources and Environmental Management from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. She’s discovered that the Blue Zones Project combines all of her interests, especially giving back to the land. Healthier land leads to healthier people, and she intends to promote well-being by creating space for individuals to connect to their ʻplace’ through volunteering and spending time outdoors.
After working in the public and private sectors in Honolulu, Molly has previous experience in marine and terrestrial conservation, program coordination, evaluation, and ʻāina-based education. She is also a freelance writer, covering regional sustainability efforts and gathering stories of how traditional ecological knowledge can improve our response to global challenges such as climate change and food security. In her free time, she enjoys teaching yoga, beach barbecues, and working in the loʻi.