Alumni Highlight — Today our focus is on alumni and former teacher
Dr. Molly (Feeks) LaCoursiere class of 2006.
After graduating from Trinity, Molly attended Saint Mary’s College, where she earned a B.S. in mathematics. Molly then had the privilege of returning to Trinity as a teacher for two years, where she taught biology, chemistry, physics, MATLAB, calculus I-III, group theory, and linear algebra. Her time as a teacher further affirmed her desire to both study medicine and work with children and adolescents, and it prepared her well for returning to school to achieve her dream of becoming a physician. Molly attended Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine where she graduated with honors with a Masters in Biomedical Science. She then moved to Philadelphia to attend medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Molly graduated from medical school in May 2018 and moved to Augusta, Georgia for residency. She is now a pediatric resident at the Children's Hospital of Georgia. She is honored to be entrusted with the responsibility of caring for sick children, advocating for neglected children, and promoting preventive medicine for all of her patients. After residency, she would like to pursue a fellowship in either pediatric critical care or pediatric emergency medicine. When she’s not at the hospital, Molly enjoys running, spending time with her family and friends, and pretending she’s Joanna Gaines in her new home in Augusta.
Molly attributes her success thus far to her time at Trinity School. She notes that her biology class at Trinity further cultivated an interest in studying the human body. Her mathematics and physics courses taught her how to think logically and critically, a vitally important skill in medicine. Humane letters taught her how to communicate with patients and their families. Her Latin courses helped her translate the language of medicine. She learned about the human spirit and mind in both her humane letters and theology courses; this has helped her navigate the emotions associated with patient death. She made great friends and had excellent role models. At Trinity, as a student and as a teacher, she was encouraged to grow and excel.