Molly Owens

Molly is an athlete, artist, and activist. At her high school in San Francisco, Molly was elected captain of the volleyball team and the softball team, and also helped lead her fellow students in environmental activism in the Ecology Club. Molly’s artistic spirit has found a home in the Bay Area, where she has taken art classes such as graphic design, photography, fashion design, and film.


Ever wonder…? (video)

Hey everyone! Check out my capstone video. I’ve been using it as a tool to get people excited and interested about gap year programs like Global Citizen Year. It’s just a bunch of clips to show those watching how different and amazing my life was while I lived in Ecuador. If you have any questions…

08 May, 2012

We Are One

Universality is a word I have truly connected to throughout this experience in Ecuador. As I boarded the plane to my new life back in August, I dreamed of making new friends and blending in easily into my Ecuadorian family but I never even imagined how deep the connections could be. While I feel at…

19 April, 2012

Get a Taste

Check out my video blog about my Life In Zuleta, Ecuador to get a feel for what it’s like living in a small indigenous community in the Andes Mountains of Ecuador!    

20 March, 2012


With only a month left before leaving the place that has become my home over the last six months, my feelings seem to be spread all over the place. The moment I had so longed for at the rough beginning is finally here, and now, I’m not so sure I want it to be. Naturally…

20 March, 2012

Celebrations, Coworkers, and Cuy

December for me was marked by three things: celebrations, coworkers, and cuy.             CUY Cuy for the people who don’t know, is guinea pig. I ate cuy. I’m a great vegetarian, right? I figured I had to at least try this bizarre dish that is somewhat of a delicacy in…

16 February, 2012

Under Her Wing

Sometimes I look around and I can’t believe where I am. When I first moved to Zuleta, a small indigenous community in the Andes Mountains, I experienced a shock like nothing I had felt before. I couldn’t imagine how I could live for six more months with a shower that consisted of heating up water…

17 November, 2011

Making My Own Move

“You’ve moved 12 times and you’re how old!?” That’s pretty much the general reaction I get when I try to explain why I still have moving boxes in my closet after living in my house for a year. I am from almost every little town just north of San Francisco. Although the population is under…

06 July, 2011

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