School of Social Work

Molly M. Heck, MSW


Molly teaches and learns at California State University, Chico in the Multicultural & Gender Studies Department as well as the School of Social Work. Some of her favorite courses include MCGS: Leading Social Change; SWRK: Supervision, Leadership and Administration; WMST: Feminist Theory and WMST: Introduction to Women’s Studies. She is the Faculty Advisor for a campus based activist organization, the Gender & Sexuality Equity Coalition where she gets to support student activists everyday.

As a consultant, Molly loves to collaborate to develop and implement training and capacity building opportunities related to strengthening equity and inclusion practices, use of anti-oppression, feminist and social justice frameworks, staff supervision strategies, and creating healthy organizational culture.

For 12 years, Molly was part of the executive leadership team at Catalyst Domestic Violence Services, a non-profit organization in northern California where she was responsible for the development and implementation of Catalyst’s intervention, education and outreach programs as well as staff development.

Ever the learner, Molly is currently pursuing her doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of California, Davis, focusing on changing higher education systems so they more equitably serve students who are Black/African American, Latinx, Hmong, Native American and First Generation college goers. molly received her undergraduate degree in Women’s Studies and her Master of Social Work, both from California State University, Chico. She also attended the inaugural Diversity Academy at CSU, Chico in 2009 and was a fellow in the Sierra Health Foundation’s Health Leadership Program in 2007.

Feminist. Teacher. Learner. Advocate. Mother.

Molly Heck