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Molly Mansfield

Molly Mansfield

Location

Bhutan

Education

B.A. in Environmental Studies

Sewanee: The University of the South (TN, USA)

Antioch College, Buddhist Studies Program, Bodh Gaya, India: Fall 2015

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Molly Mansfield

Program Intern

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Molly, a 2017 graduate of Sewanee: The University of the South, is originally from Richmond, Virginia. She graduated with a degree in Environmental Arts and Humanities, an interdisciplinary major which aims to study the environment through the sciences and humanities. Molly has focused on Spiritual Ecology and the correlation between environmental and social injustices. In particular, she is interested in how religious communities can, and should be, involved in developing creative solutions to environmental and social justice problems.

molly spent the fall of 2015 in Bodh Gaya, India with Antioch College Buddhist Studies program. There she examined Buddhism through anthropological, historical, philosophical, spiritual,
and environmental lenses. While abroad, Molly conducted a month-long independent study in Himachal Pradesh, studying the relationship between Buddhism and the environment, and how Buddhist leaders are enacting change and environmental stewardship within their communities.

The three most consistent passions in her life have been personal spiritual exploration, the natural world, and connecting with others through civic and community engagement. Currently, Molly is interested in exploring how food movements can work with social justice movements, and how sustainable farming might intersect with horticultural therapy for individuals with either intellectual disabilities or terminal illnesses.

Molly is thrilled to be working for The School for Field Studies! She is looking forward to her role in ensuring that students have incredible study abroad experiences, as well as her own continued education about the complex relations between humans and nature.