Mollie Laffin-Rose joined CASI in February 2016 as Administrative Coordinator. She has a tapestry of experience in program management, language teaching, and editorial management and publishing in the U.S. and India. Prior to coming to Penn, she managed education and livelihoods programs in Delhi, including at the American India Foundation and Educational Initiatives, Pvt. Ltd. Her focus in these programs was skills development and adult language education, which she has expanded with close to five years of experience as an English as a Second Language instructor. She has taught General English at the British Council and Business English at Zabaan Language Institute, both in Delhi. Mollie began her career in education publishing, serving as Editorial Assistant on Macmillan Publishers’ higher education course books in the Communications discipline (Interpersonal Communication, Mass Communication, Speech Communication) and Consulting Editor on a variety of academic texts, notably Thomas Aquinas and the Philosophy of Education (forthcoming) by a former member of Teachers College, Columbia University, and Timor-Leste: The History and Development of Asia’s Newest Nation (Lexington Books, 2014) by two United Nations development economists.
Mollie has a B.A. in Philosophy from Wesleyan University and the Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Language (CELTA / TESOL) from the University of Cambridge. She is currently pursuing dual Masters degrees at Penn’s Graduate School of Education, in Higher Education and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).