WINi 2018: Molly Paul

courtesy Molly Paul

Molly Paul is a sophomore and Chancellor’s Science Scholar at UNC-Chapel Hill. Before college, the St. Mary’s School alumna founded a STEM leadership summer camp, which she still continues, and a nonprofit that fundraises for habitat preservation and conservation education, Raleigh Aquatic Turtle Adoption. She served for four years on Dr. Jane Goodall’s U.S. National Youth Leadership Council and has represented Dr. Goodall and the Jane Goodall Institute at various events at the United Nations. Paul is currently a Global Schools Ambassador in-training with the United Nations; and locally, she serves on the board of directors for the Friends of Hemlock Bluffs. She has been recognized as a top youth environmentalist by the City of Raleigh, by the state, and by former President Barack Obama. At WINi, Paul will discuss what it means to be a scientist: “What does it mean to see the world through the lens of science,” she says, “and how can you set yourself up for success in the sciences?” She’ll also explore the role of young women as catalysts for global change, drawing from her encounters on local and international levels.