Assistant Director of Admission and Alumni/ae Affairs
M.S., Environmental Policy, Bard College; B.S., Chemistry, Smith College. As Assistant Director of Admission and Public Programs at the Bard Center for Environmental Policy, Molly works to develop a larger awareness about Bard CEP’s programs through marketing, recruiting, and alumni outreach initiatives. She coordinates dual degree programs, Peace Corps programs, public events, and does admissions for CEP. Academic research interests have included the use of biodiversity principles in land use decisions, explorations in green chemistry, and the impacts of road salt on wetland water chemistry. During graduate school at Bard, Molly worked for Dr. Jennifer Phillips on a NOAA-sponsored project that looked at the effects of climate change on farm management practices and she interned with Elizabeth Johnson at the American Museum of Natural History's Center for Biodiversity and Conservation working on the Metropolitan Biodiversity initiatives. Prior to Bard, Molly was a full-time permenant subsitute teaching high school science and before that she was a sous-chef and waitress at Once Upon a Table in Stockbridge, MA. Molly served on Red Hook’s Conservation Advisory Council and helped advance the Town’s conservation and climate change initiatives.
B.S., Animal Behavior, Bucknell University. As C2C Workshop Facilitator at the Bard Center for Environmental Policy, Jess works to bring together a network of young leaders who aspire to sustainability leadership in politics or business. She coordinates nationwide C2C workshops under the direction of Dr. Eban Goodstein, director of the Bard CEP, as well as supports all aspects of the program. Previously, Jess designed and implemented a number of educational-scale sustainable technology demonstration projects at colleges and universities, as well as helped envision cross-curricula sustainability requirements and campus-wide environmental engagement. Prior to Bard, Jess was living in Malawi, working for Bucknell University’s Environmental Center, and traveling the world.