Hailing from a tiny village called Port Williams in Nova Scotia, Canada, Mollie has delighted in a life spent so close to the radiant ocean. It is her happy place, her thriving place, her absolute very favourite place to feel entirely alive. Currently working for the YMCA as rural immigrant settlement staff, Mollie will soon be returning to university to study ocean sciences with a focus on climate change science, environmental protection and sustainable aquaculture practices.
Mollie stumbled upon Foster the Earth's Instagram page one day and became so hugely excited and enormously inspired by it. That inspiration only continues to grow and flourish day by day and she is beyond thrilled and honoured to be joining this incredible, uplifting, and huge-hearted team as a grant writer.
Growing up with my Sicilian grandmother in my home and listening to her stories, I always yearned to know what life was like in another part of the world. I grew evermore curious throughout the years as I aged, picturing myself living in a far away land, meeting people from all walks of life. This desire to connect with others and my intense travel bug is what led me to living and backpacking around Europe and the Oceania. Each of my travels had been inspiring in their own ways, however, it wasn't until the very end of my last trip when I went swimming with humpback whales off the eastern coast of Australia, that I realized what all my travels had finally led up to: one short moment in the wild - the purest, most simple, peaceful moment of my life; a moment that could have healed all wounds.
One moment in the wild changed my life, and it can change others too. I am proud to be part of an organization offering moments like these to a community of people who may need them most of all.