Molly was born in Downtown Los Angeles at Saint Vincent’s Hospital and raised in Woodland Hills. Her mother was a stay-at-home mom and her dad was a businessman. Her parents thrived in community engagement and valued compassion. This is reflected in Molly’s personality since her early days. She was raised with three older brothers and was heavily involved in her local community. She sang in the church choir and was elected President of The Caminaes, an all-women club whose mission was to serve community residents.
She had an activist heart from the start – organizing her first environmental protest at 12 years old! Young Molly was determined to protect the eucalyptus trees where she lived. She also organized a rally to approve the first bike lane project in her neighborhood. Molly is a natural activist and thrives in community empowerment. She attended Hughes Junior High School and Taft High School. She was on the track team, tennis team, ski club, and student government where she became the first female Vice President of her Junior High. During high school she organized the first female powder puff football team, empowering women to challenge the status quo.
After graduating from Taft High School, she began a successful career as an actor and model but decided she wanted to pursue a BA in Fine Arts. She attended the University of Southern California and then transferred to Mills College in Oakland, CA where she completed her BA.
Molly’s career and experience in Hollywood took a toll on her, yet she prevailed. She overcame those personal challenges and reconnected with her activism and community engagement. Molly began teaching meditation to women at the Brotman Hospital Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Center, where she created a program for women to heal from their addiction and rebuild their self-esteem. Many of these women were on the brink of homelessness. She taught yoga and meditation programs at other domestic violence shelters and rehabilitation facilities and eventually went on to start her own small business. Inside Out Fitness Wellness strives to improve the mental and physical health of those experiencing trauma and abuse and help empower women to get back on their feet.