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Health and Safety Team

Molly Hurst Director of Safety and Student Life

Originally from Coastal California, Molly brings a wide variety of experience to the role of Safety and Student Life Manager at SFS. Through her studies at Humboldt State University and University of Hawaii at Manoa, she began her career in marine mammal research, working on several Earthwatch projects as well as through private research organizations. After discovering an interest in African wildlife, Molly spent several years as an Animal Care Specialist at a unique wildlife park in Texas. During this time she joined the local fire department, becoming an EMT, Wilderness First Responder, Swift Water Rescue Technician, and Safety Officer. With a strong enthusiasm for field learning and experiential education, Molly was thrilled to become a Student Affairs Manager at SFS field stations in Kenya and Tanzania. After three years in the field, Molly is excited to join the team at SFS Headquarters.