If there were an MIT blogger Hall of Fame, Mollie would definitely be in it. Mollie was a blog legend; her entries are still as relevant today as they were when she wrote them between 2005 and when she graduated with degrees in Biology and Brain & Cognitive Science in 2006. Today, she is a graduate student at Harvard, and is still involved with the MIT community as member of the MIT Cheerleading Team (yes, MIT has a Cheerleading Team). (You may also know Mollie from a popular Internet forum which I will not link to here.)
The folks at PBS’s Nova have been producing a neat (and Emmy-nominated!) series called The Secret Life of Scientists & Engineers. A now, the producers have shown the good sense to profile Mollie in the latest episode (or, webisode, as it is a web series). Without further ado, meet Mollie:
Mollie is doing some really fascinating, and really important, research work. Would you like to hear the short version of her research?
…and here’s the Mollie-cheerleader origin story:
I’ve saved the best for last. My favorite Mollie video is this one:
Mollie isn’t the only MIT person profiled by “Secret Life.” The other include:
- Erika Ebbel ’04
- Colin Angle ’89 SM ’91
- Prof. Dava Newman SM ’89 PhD ’92
- Eran Egozy ’95 MEng ’95
- Nate Ball ’05 SM ’07
Feel free to use the comments section below to talk directly to or ask questions of Mollie herself!