Mollie started her work with the Florence Project in October 2023 in the role of Law Graduate – Children’s Program. Prior to joining the FIRRP team, she spent many years working in private law firms immersing herself in family and employment-based immigration law, as well as removal defense. Mollie earned her J.D. in May 2023 from the University of Maine School of Law where she gained clinical experience as a student attorney in the Refugee and Human Rights Clinic. She also holds a B.A. in Latin American and Latino Studies from Brandeis University. Mollie was a Teach For America corps member in Jacksonville, FL where she taught secondary Spanish. She originally visited Tucson in June of 2018 with a group of her high school students, traveling all the way from Portland, Maine, where they explored topics of border life and migration with the organization Borderlinks. It was on this trip that Mollie and her students met with attorneys from FIRRP-Tucson. This meeting coupled with Mollie’s past experiences that made her aware of the systemic inequities and injustices that many migrants face, motivated her to attend law school and move across the country from Maine to Arizona, so that she could support migrants seeking to secure a future for themselves in the U.S., free from persecution. Additional influential experiences in Mollie’s life that draw her to this work include an internship with the Florida Immigrant Coalition in Miami, a study abroad program in Nicaragua, and her work with Jones Day’s Border Project in Laredo, TX. In her spare time, Mollie enjoys playing with her dog, trying new restaurants, being creative with make-up, and horseback riding.
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