Molly is passionate about the conservation and sustainability of fisheries resources at local and global scales. Currently, she is a fish and wildlife biologist at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Pacific Region in Washington. She completed her PhD in 2021.
She completed her B.S. in Fisheries and Wildlife in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Michigan State University (MSU) in 2011, and she completed her M.S. in Marine and Environmental Affairs in the School of Marine and Environmental Affairs at the University of Washington (UW) in 2013. Later that year, she returned to MSU to work on a research project that integrates fisheries ecology, governance, management and policy. Specifically, Molly studies the important yet overlooked and undervalued role and effectiveness of law enforcement in the management of multi-jurisdictional Great Lakes fisheries.Molly has served as the Taylor and Regier Great Lakes Fisheries Fellow, a Future Academic Scholars in Teaching (FAST) Fellow and as the Janice Lee Fenske Excellence in Fisheries Management Fellow.
The changing face of Great Lakes fisheries
Published on February 3, 2019
Women rise to the challenges of fisheries conservation
Published on August 7, 2017
Developing future leaders
Published on October 23, 2016
On the evolution of organizations
Published on September 19, 2016
To evolve, or not to evolve? - that is the question
Published on August 3, 2016
The MSU Fenske Fellowship: fresh perspectives on fish, management, and law
Published on April 7, 2016
The intern-mentor experience: a ten week sample of the real world
Published on March 10, 2016