Molly Zegans

Education Coordinator

MMA Education Coordinator

Phone: 508-228-9198     


Molly joins the Maria Mitchell team from Boston where she worked for Mass Audubon’s Boston Nature Center in Mattapan. Molly served in multiple capacities at the Nature Center including naturalist, preschool teacher, assistant director for the summer camp, and coordinator of the summer field trip program. In this position Molly developed programs and materials, taught a wide variety of classes, and supported teen and adult staff members. She also coordinated and worked in the educational garden plots and orchard at the Nature Center, helping campers set up a farm stand at the end of each week in the summer.

Molly grew up in New Hampshire and received her Bachelor’s in Biology from Lewis and Clark College, with a focus on Ecology and Environmental Science. During college she worked as trip leader for the College Outdoors program where she first realized her passion for environmental education. She is excited to be working with the MMA and to learn and grow with the greater Nantucket community.

Interests and Accomplishments

Outside of environmental education, Molly enjoys backpacking, knitting, biking, reading sci-fi novels, gardening, baking, and attempting various crafty projects that are rarely successful.

During the course of her undergraduate studies, Molly received the Biology Prize from Lewis and Clark College, the Miller Foundation Summer Internship Award, and the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship at Dartmouth College. In the summer of 2016 she fulfilled her lifelong dream of thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail.


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