Molly Montgomery is a Director of Public Policy at Meta, where she focuses on issues related to geopolitics and U.S. foreign and national security policy. She is also an adjunct professor at the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University, where she teaches transatlantic relations.
Molly spent more than 15 years in government, serving most recently as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State responsible for relations with Western Europe, the European Union, and European regional economic affairs. As a career Foreign Service Officer she completed overseas tours in Afghanistan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Latvia, and the United Arab Emirates and domestic assignments including serving in the Office of the Secretary of State and as Special Advisor to the Vice President for Europe and Eurasia.
Molly served as Europe co-lead for the Biden-Harris Transition Team, where she charted the Biden-Harris Administration’s strategy to renew and strengthen relations with Europe. She was also a Senior Vice President in the Europe practice at Albright Stonebridge Group and a non-resident fellow in the Center on the United States and Europe at the Brookings Institution.
Molly holds a master’s in public affairs from Princeton University’s School of Public & International Affairs and a bachelor’s degree in political science and history from Stanford University. She is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a recipient of the Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship, and a graduate of MIT’s Seminar XXI program.