Molly graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, with dual degrees in Anthropology, with an emphasis on Archaeology, and Geography, completing an honours thesis on the impact of potential drought along the Black Sea using paleoclimate modeling.
She holds a Masters of Science in Paleopathology from Durham University, in the United Kingdom, writing her dissertation on the variation in skeletal trauma in a North American population related to potential interpersonal violence. She assisted with the repatriation and re-housing of osteological collections from North America, Egypt, and Peru whilst working in the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum, in Berkeley, California, and has worked with indigenous communities in Northern California assessing micro-lithics.
Her excavation experience includes working on several Mayan sites in Central America, and multiple sites in Israel, including working with Philistine remains as a bio-archaeologist at Ashkelon.
She has a history of working closely and engaging with local communities.