Molly Cashin has long experience as a writer, editor, development officer, policy analyst and administrator for nonprofit organizations based in both the United States and Africa, including stints at the African Medical and Relief Foundation (Nairobi), the International Center for Insect Physiology and Ecology (Nairobi), the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence (Washington, D.C.), the Phelps-Stokes Fund (D.C.) and the University of Hartford. She is the author of Sustaining the League of Women Voters in America, an analysis of American civic engagement published by New Academia Press in 2011.
Co-chair of the JRS North America Region Steering Committee for the Global Education Fund launched on December 8, 2015, she is a member of the JRS International Development Group established by JRS International in 2014. She has served on numerous additional boards and advisory councils, presently including the African Leadership Foundation and the Harvard College Parents Fund Leadership Committee.
A longtime Kenya resident and frequent traveler to the African continent, she holds two graduate degrees — a Masters in Public Administration (New York University) and a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (Georgetown University) — as well as a Bachelors in political science and history from Connecticut College. She is married to Stephen Cashin, past JRS/USA board member and present member of the JRS International Development Group. They live in Washington, D.C., and have three grown children, who like their parents are committed fans of Jesuit education and Jesuit Refugee Service.