Associate Director, Center for Social Change
Molly Raymond lives in Minnesota with her family of four. She came to Walden in 2014 with 15 years of experience as a practicing community social worker. Her bachelors and masters are both in social work, which is a source of pride, as she approaches all her work with a social worker lens. Her community work has been centered around on youth development, community organizing, social justice, and social and emotional learning.
She co-founded a youth social justice and arts nonprofit organization. She has worked for and done consulting work for a wide variety of nonprofit organizations and community projects. She currently supports her community as a board member, a committee member, an activist, a volunteer, a connector, and mentor.
Molly is a Fellow of the Institute of Polarities of Democracy and PhD candidate in the School of Public Policy and Administration. Her research interests lie in the intersection of public policy/policymakers and social and emotional health, equity in philanthropy, positive psychology, equity in education, and the inner development and trauma-informed approach to changemaker education and empowerment.