Mollie began her studies at Anne Arundel Community College, where she double majored in Chemistry and American Sign Language. During her time there, she worked in the lab in the Environmental Center on campus doing water testing and then as a research assistant for Dr. Tammy Domanski. From her research, she co-wrote “Optimizing Quantitative PCR to Distinguish Between Human and Canine Bacterial Samples” as part of AACC’s Journal of Emerging Scholarship in 2022. Mollie is currently a Chemistry major at UMBC and will be graduating in 2024. As part of the SCIART Program, she is excited to experience an application of chemistry that is new to her, art conservation. As someone who has been involved in the arts most of her life, she finds it important to preserve the history and beauty found in works of art.