Molly Colling joined the Buffett Early Childhood Institute in 2015 as a program specialist, overseeing 10 home visitors as part of the Superintendents’ Early Childhood Plan. In 2022, Colling added duties supporting the Workforce Planning and Development unit at the Institute, working with the Nebraska Early Childhood Workforce Leadership Cadre. The Omaha native, who is fluent in Spanish, previously served as bilingual family development coordinator for the Salvation Army’s Early Head Start Program in Omaha. She also served as a bilingual career specialist for the YWCA in Omaha, and spent more than two years in the Dominican Republic working as a community health advisor for the Peace Corps. Colling received her bachelor’s degree in health science from Bradley University and is working on her master’s degree in social work at the University of Nebraska Omaha.