- Program Manager, Regional Sustainability Teachers' Academy, School of Sustainability
Molly Cashion, who began working for the Rob and Melani Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives during the summer of 2016, is program manager for the Regional Sustainability Teachers’ Academy. Molly develops workshops for K-12 teachers focused on the emerging field of sustainability science. Part of the development process includes working with sustainability scientists and scholars to create engaging lessons and activities for the K-12 classroom based on current interdisciplinary research. Molly also works closely with local sustainability leaders in key regions throughout the US to make each workshop relevant to the community. Since joining the Walton team, Molly has co-developed more than 20 workshops around the country and trained over 500 teachers.
A native of Nashville, Tennessee, Molly was enthralled with the lush world around her. After graduating with a degree in biology, she sought to leverage the power of the law to protect and preserve the environmental resources of the Southeast as a paralegal in Birmingham, Alabama.
- MA, Sustainability, Arizona State University, 2016
- Paralegal Certificate, Emory University, 2011
- BS, Biology, University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, 2010
Chatzimanolis, S., M. E. Cashion, M. S. Engel and Z. H. Falin. 2012. A new genus of Ptilodactylidae (Coleoptera: Byrrhoidea) in mid-Cretaceous amber from Myanmar (Burma). Geodiversitas 34(3):569-574. DOI: 10.5252/g2012n3a6. (link )