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Molly Harris

2023-2024 UChicago Obama Scholars


Regional Director of Model United Nations, KIPP Chicago Public Schools


Chicago, IL



Cultivating leadership, critical thinking, and advocacy skills in middle school students on Chicago's West and South sides through Model United Nations programs with the vision of emphasizing student voice to create change.

Molly Harris is an experienced educator dedicated to addressing educational inequities and empowering students on Chicago's West and South Sides. Molly founded and currently leads the Model United Nations (Model UN) program at multiple KIPP Chicago schools. The Model UN program enables students to develop leadership skills, conduct research on global issues, and collaborate with peers from around the world. Molly intends to leverage the Scholars program to reach students of color who lack access to resources and work alongside Chicago social sector leaders to create systems that allow students to enact change in their communities and create school environments that allow for optimal student learning and growth.

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