A native of Chicago, Molly Halvey graduated from Hope College in 2004 with a B.A. in English. She subsequently spent two months working with World Vision International in Johannesburg, South Africa, where she fell in love with the African continent and the incredible people who live there. Molly currently works as a substitute teacher and part time coffee barista. In the not-too-distant future she plans to be abroad pursuing full-time mission work, and hopes to incorporate her loves for people, literature, and travel by writing and publishing about her experiences along the way.