Molly Cole

Senior National Security Advisor, Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD)

2024 Next Gen National Security Fellow

Molly Cole is the Senior National Security Advisor for Senator Chris Van Hollen. Prior to that, she was the Senior Legislative Assistant for Rep. Gerald E. Connolly in the House of Representatives, and previously served at the U.S. Agency for International Development, the Center for Strategic & International Studies, the World Bank, and the State Department. She was a Princeton in Africa Fellow at mothers2mothers in South Africa. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and African/African-American Studies, and she earned a Master of Public Policy Degree from UVA’s Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy.

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