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Molly Gaudry was born “Jung Sun-Hee” in Seoul, Korea, and adopted in 1984. Unlike many other adoptees’, Molly’s adoption was open. Her third book, Fit Into Me, provides a glimpse into the details of her adoption story.
Currently, Molly is a PhD candidate in Creative Writing, Prose, at the University of Utah, where she is completing her dissertation with the support of a Steffensen Cannon Fellowship.
She works as a Graduate Fellow Consultant in the Center for Teaching & Learning Excellence, where she observes graduate-student teachers and provides professional development feedback and observes faculty to provide documented support for RPT purposes. She also administers individual course and program focus groups, and is the Teaching Assistant for CTLE’s university-wide pedagogy course, “Teaching in Higher Education,” offered to master’s and doctoral students and postdocs across disciplines.
She serves as a writing coach in the Veterans Support Center, and has served on the application review committees for the University of Utah’s “Dreamers Connecting Our Community Union Scholarship” and “Union Student Leader Scholarship.”
In the greater SLC community, Molly teaches generative creative writing workshops at La Europa Academy, a residential treatment center for teenagers that specializes in expressive art therapies.