Mollie Kennedy speaks at an ACLU-WV podium


Community Outreach Director

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Mollie is no stranger to the hills of West Virginia. Before her family’s early move to Monongalia County, she spent many hours of her childhood running barefoot around her grandparent’s farm catching frogs, and getting her clothes muddy. She brings her love of the state, its natural beauty and its many wonderful people to her role as Community Outreach Director, working for a safer and more just West Virginia.

While she is always excited to dig into the details on policy and legal work, she loves facilitating important conversations and public education on issues that matter, empowering others to advocate and take action, and any chance to get into ‘good trouble’ with others to effect positive change.  

Prior to joining ACLU-WV, Mollie worked in a variety of roles in the education field, instructing and training groups ranging from kindergarteners to senior citizens on basic literacy, English as a second language, and more. 

Mollie graduated from West Virginia University with a bachelor’s degree in music education as an oboist, and received her master’s in world languages, literatures and linguistics with a focus on teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL). She has recently studied with Marshall Ganz through the Harvard Kennedy School to work on the craft of organizing, leadership, and public narrative.

In her spare time, Mollie loves re-watching episodes of The Office, listening to podcasts, cross stitching, and spending as much time with cats as possible. Mollie lives in Morgantown with her partner and their pets.