Molly Maguire graduated from St Andrews University in 2006, where she studied Modern History. Her focus was primarily on the American history of science, and completed her thesis on the 1925 Scopes “Monkey” Trial. In particular, her thesis chronicled the religion vs. science paradigm that crystallized at the trial and its modern implications. She worked on the 2008 Democratic presidential and senate races before starting graduate school at the University of Michigan in 2009. As a graduate student at University of Michigan’s Ford School of Public Policy and a candidate in the Science, Technology and Public Policy program, Molly has worked on bioethics issues, including informed consent, governance in stem cell technology, access to IVF, and the place of the public interest in American patent policy. She plans to pursue a PhD in this area following completion of her Masters in 2011.