Molly McUsic has served on The Wilderness Society governing council since 2001. She is currently the vice chair of the council.
Molly is president of the Wyss Foundation. Previously, as counselor to Secretary Bruce Babbitt, her work included land use and preservation, environmental law and property rights/takings. Among the major projects with which she was involved were the designations, by President Clinton, of Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument and seven other national monuments under the Antiquities Act in January, June and July 2000.
She was a professor of law at the University of North Carolina School of Law, a visiting professor of law at Harvard Law School, an attorney for the firm Donovan, Leisure, Rogovin, Huge & Schiller, law clerk for the Honorable Harry A. Blackmun, U. S. Supreme Court, and law clerk for the Honorable Dorothy W. Nelson, U. S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Molly also practiced as a Skadden Fellow at the Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest, an organization that works to improve the environment and promote social equity through legal actions.
She received a BA from the University of Notre Dame and a JD from Harvard Law School, graduating magna cum laude.