College & University Presentations
Molly has over 5 years of professional experience working on college campuses. She has held 2 different roles, the first as a Sexual Violence Support Services Coordinator and the second as the director of a Women's Center. While the institutions were quite different, the urgent need to proactively and intentionally address the issues of sexual violence and its impact on the community - comprehensively, holistically and with an emphasis on trauma-informed care - were similar. Molly firmly believes that empowering the whole community - students, staff, faculty alike, campus efforts to address and end sexual violence will be most effective. She believes that it is important to encourage survivors to identify their role in changing our culture to make it safer and more inclusive for all of us. The wisdom of their experience can enhance our whole community. During her time on both campuses she worked closely with student groups, survivors, staff, administrators and surrounding community members to design and expand initiatives to collectively and creatively end the silence surrounding sexual violence and open the way for social change.
Molly has extensive experience training, supervising, supporting and presenting for student leaders including; sexual health & wellness clubs, survivor support groups, Fraternity and Sorority community members, identity-based resource center student staff, RAs and housing staff members, student athletes, student government leaders, and more. She has presented on a range of topics related to sexual violence, consent, rape culture, sexual harassment for students, staff and faculty on campus, holistic healing, yoga for healing, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and response for students, staff, faculty and administrators. She has been a guest lecturer in various academic departments, even prior to her campus employment, including: Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies, Criminology & Criminal Justice, University Studies Seminars, Psychology, Religious Studies, International Studies, Peace & Conflict Studies, Nursing Schools, Medical Residents, and more.
As a survivor herself who navigated the various criminal justice and medical systems, and also worked as a Medical and Legal Advocate, she has experience training law enforcement and Emergency Room staff and personnel on the impacts of trauma, trauma-informed interviewing techniques, and other tools to create a safer space.
Molly has also been deeply involved with increasing campus engagement, program planning and organizing related to Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Sexual Assault Awareness Month, The Vagina Monologues, Take Back the Night, poetry slams, survivor art installations and more.
Past presentations and events she has organized and/or facilitated include:
The Physiology of Resilience - Keynote Survivor Testimonial
It's Not a Compliment: Sexual Harassment within the Larger Spectrum of Sexual Violence
Domestic Violence Awareness Month & Sexual Assault Awareness Month Programming
Navigating Sexuality and Intimacy After Sexual Violence (all-genders inclusive)
Take Back the Night
Fem Fest - A Celebration of Intersectional Feminisms
Please contact Molly to learn about a variety of programs, presentations and workshops that might best suit your group's needs. Should you be interested in consulting support to brainstorm and build an innovative program for your campus community, please visit her consulting page.