Molly Hamm joined The DREAM Project full-time after graduating from Teachers College, Columbia University with a master’s degree in International Educational Development. She previously received her bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education and English from Kansas State University. Molly’s areas of specialization include teacher education and development, early grade literacy, education policy, gender issues, and curriculum reform. Her experiences in international education and development include work with UNICEF, UNESCO, the United Nations Foundation, and the International Rescue Committee. Before moving to the Dominican Republic, Molly consulted on various teacher education projects with the New York City Department of Education and with USAID’s Pre-STEP program in Pakistan. She has also spent time studying teacher education systems and teaching methods in Cuba and Guatemala. Molly is an active member of the Comparative and International Education Society, International Reading Association, and American Evaluation Association. She recently served as DREAM’s first Research and Planning Coordinator, managing the organization’s data-driven decision making processes, and is now serving as DREAM’s Associate Director. She is excited to see DREAM’s programs expand across the Dominican Republic.