Molly Wallace is The Nature Conservancy’s (TNC) Interim Lead, Global Policy and Government Relations. She leads TNC’s work to expand what is possible in conservation through transformational policies that achieve equitable climate and conservation outcomes for people and nature.
Prior to joining TNC’s External Affairs team, Molly served as Managing Director of TNC’s Global Science Team, responsible for ensuring strong strategy and science alignment for global and regional priority teams, and support for the over 300 scientists across the organization. Molly is a systems thinker who brings a passion for equitable and just solutions, leveraging science towards critical policy decisions, and a background in public health. In her 17 years with TNC, she has led science and conservation programs in Washington, Alaska, British Columbia and Western Australia, working across sectors to establish durable solutions. Molly has a keen interest in organizational development and design and change management and has led the design and establishment of two country programs, and multiple high-level change initiatives.
She received dual master’s degrees in Public Policy and Science from the University of Maryland, and a B.A. in anthropology from Vassar College.