Molly Oleson is a print and multimedia journalist with a background in fine art and passions for photography and illustrated journalism. She holds a B.F.A. from Boston University's College of Fine Arts, and a master's degree in journalism from UC Berkeley. Oleson was recipient of the 2013 Dorothea Lange Fellowship for documentary photography.
Oleson has produced work for Sierra magazine, Juxtapoz magazine, Acoustic Guitar magazine, The Bold Italic, the San Francisco Chronicle, Pacific Sun, North Bay Bohemian, Nomic magazine, World Pulse, Mission Local, Breakthroughs magazine and Brink magazine, among other publications. Her reporting has led her to farms in Australia and New Zealand, ashrams in India, fishing villages in South Africa and the Brazilian Amazon.
Most recently, Oleson served as Editor of the Pacific Sun, the country's second-oldest alternative weekly newspaper. Prior to this, she worked as an assistant editor at Mission Local, a hyperlocal news site in San Francisco's Mission District. Currently, Oleson teaches in the journalism department at City College of San Francisco, and works as a freelance writer, editor, photographer and illustrator. She aims to find creative ways of combining writing, illustration, photography and video to tell compelling stories—both locally and around the world.