By Molly Timko • January 02, 2014•Features
Editor's Note: Ms. JD's Third Annual Global Education Fund (GEF) Benefit will be held on August 5, 2015 from 6:30-10 pm at Monarch SF in San Francisco. The benefit will raise funds for GEF and include live entertainment, a silent auction (with items totaling over $20,000 in value) and great food and networking. Please click here to purchase your ticket or donate to GEF. Thank you for your support!
I recently began serving a two-year term on Ms. JD's Global Education Fund (GEF) Program Council and I am really excited to share (in my first-ever blog post) why I am passionate about the GEF!
Even though I am new to the GEF, I have already had the privilege of connecting with some amazing female attorneys who share my passion for helping women achieve their educational and career goals. Together -- through grant writing, fundraising, and other outreach activities -- we will continue to help women in Uganda pursue their dreams of becoming lawyers. Ultimately, we hope to expand our efforts to help women in other developing countries as well.
Before law school, I worked as an international recruiter/undergraduate admissions counselor at a private college in Buffalo, New York, and I studied higher education and social reform in South Africa. My experience as an admissions counselor and exposure to educational inequity both at home and abroad prompted me to enroll in law school and become an advocate for education.
I am enthusiastic about having this unique opportunity to combine my two professions -- higher education administration and law -- in furtherance of Ms. JD's mission to increase the representation of women in the legal profession. As a graduate of an underperforming urban public school district and the first person in my family to attend law school, I am particularly passionate about helping other underserved women obtain their law degrees too. I am fortunate that I have the chance to fulfill my passion over the next two years through my role with the GEF!
Molly Timko is a 2008 graduate of the City University of New York School of Law and serves as a Compliance Manager at a children's hospital in Washington, DC. Molly also has an MS in College Student Personnel Administration from Canisius College and a BA in Anthropology and Art History from the State University of New York at Buffalo.