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Senior Project Manager at Strong Start to Finish |

As senior project manager for the Solutions Network for Strong Start to Finish, Molly counsels the national network of partner organizations that provide technical assistance to systems and institutions. She has over 15 years of nonprofit leadership and project management experience, and she earned her doctorate in higher education from the University of Denver. Molly believes in the power of integrative education policy to positively impact equitable outcomes for students and communities at scale.

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