Writers in Residence

The Writers in Residence program consists of a small group of columnists who provide monthly articles on a selected topic.  Columnists are selected through an application period each year.  The program launched in 2010 and gave rise to some of Ms. JD's most inspiring, hilarious, and provocative content to date. 

We are pleased to announce that Ms. JD is now seeking applications for the 2021 Writers in Residence program. Review the requirements and submit your application here by Monday, March 1 at 12 AM Eastern Time. 

2020 Writers In Residence Coordinator

Molly Timko is an experienced attorney, healthcare compliance professional, and career coach.  Molly currently serves as the Director of Research Administration at a nonprofit healthcare and education organization in Baltimore, Maryland.  Molly is passionate about civic engagement and improving the educational, career, and health outcomes of underserved individuals.  As a Certified Professional Career Coach, Molly enjoys helping others achieve their career goals.  She provides volunteer career coaching services to diverse job seekers through multiple nonprofit organizations in Baltimore and Washington, DC.  Molly also served for several years on the Program Council for Ms. JD’s Global Education Fund (GEF).  In that role, Molly helped coordinate fundraising and networking events in furtherance of GEF’s mission to support the rise of women lawyers worldwide.  As a 2019 Writer in Residence and first-generation lawyer born and raised in Niagara Falls, New York, Molly’s monthly column explored the challenges associated with bringing “blue-collar” or “rust belt” roots to the legal profession.

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2020 Writers in Residence

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2019 Writers in Residence

2018 Writers in Residence

2017 Writers In Residence

2016 Writers in Residence

2015 Writers in Residence

2014 Writers in Residence

2013 Writers in Residence

2012 Writers in Residence

2011 Writers in Residence

2010 Writers in Residence


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