Molly Nocheck

About Molly Nocheck

Molly Nocheck, a Cincinnati native, graduated from Ohio University's E. W. Scripps School of Journalism in 2013 with a B.S. in journalism. During her time as an undergraduate, Molly served as the director of Students Defending Students, an organization dedicated to advising students through Ohio University’s judicial processes.

Molly leads the FIRE Student Network, which empowers and mobilizes student activists on our nation’s college campuses. Molly has traveled to colleges and universities across the country to educate students on their First Amendment rights and arm them with the tools necessary to stand up and create positive change on campus. Her passion for due process and free speech is only matched by her love of Skyline Chili.


  • Announcing FIRE Student Defenders, July 17, 2017

  • Announcing FIRE’s 2017 Summer Conference, featuring Daryl Davis and Jeffrey Rosen, May 8, 2017

  • Start the New Year Right! Join the FIRE Student Network and Be First to Hear Campus Free Speech News, January 13, 2017

  • BACK TO SCHOOL: Want to Host a Stellar Event This Fall? Here’s How!, September 2, 2016

  • Apply Today! Deadline for FIRE Student Network Conference Approaching, June 29, 2016

  • Alice Dreger and Jason Riley to Headline FIRE Summer Conference, June 14, 2016

  • Announcing FIRE’s 2016 Summer Conference!, April 21, 2016

  • Event Recap: FIRE’s 2016 Regional Workshop at Yale, April 11, 2016

  • Announcing FIRE’s Spring Regional Workshop! Election 2016—Campaigning on Campus, February 18, 2016

  • Apply Now to Be a 2016 FIRE Summer Intern!, October 19, 2015