Molly is currently a Master in Public Policy candidate at the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) focusing on women, peace and security. Prior to coming to HKS, Molly worked in East Africa, which shaped her early understanding of gender and conflict. In Uganda, she started a jewelry business whose mission was to provide women, who had been displaced by war, with stable incomes. In South Sudan, Molly worked on a project to preserve the young country’s national archives through the process of identification, organization, and digitization. She went on to work for Norwegian People’s Aid as a consultant to the Jonglei State Women’s Association (JSWA) in Bor, one of South Sudan’s most volatile regions. Molly is currently engaged in a research project in partnership with UN Women, Uganda to assess what specific barriers South Sudanese refugee women face to accessing humanitarian services in Ugandan refugee settlements.

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