Molly Claire Cole

Foreign Affairs Legislative Assistant for Congressman Gerald E. Connolly from Virginia’s 11th District

Molly Claire Cole (M.P.P. 2011) is the Foreign Affairs Legislative Assistant for Congressman Gerald E. Connolly from Virginia’s 11th District. Her career has taken her from the State Department, to the World Bank, to an international NGO called mothers2mothers, to the Center for Strategic & International Studies, to USAID, and now to the legislative branch in the U.S. House of Representatives. Molly received her Master of Public Policy degree from Batten, and her B.A. in Sociology and African/African-American Studies from UVA as well (GO HOOS!). Molly loves exploring the outdoors and traveling - she even took a yearlong honeymoon to travel around the world with her husband!