IDCE Students Profiles

Mary Molnar (CDP '2011)

Mary Molnar (USA) received a B.A. in political science and minors in sociology and legal studies from the University of Maine in Orono, Maine. Molnar’s undergraduate Honors Thesis entitled, Intentional Communities: the Psychological and Behavioral Effects of Communities on Members, explored intentional communities, focused on Hilltop Community in Washington State, which has had long-running success. This research explored the aspects of a community that make it sustainable and considered how the physical design of the community and the homes within are reflective of the community’s founding principles. Molnar’s areas of interest include sustainable development, urban revitalization, and community studies policy.