Molly Hughes — Managing Partner & Senior Consultant

As a high school student, Molly went off-grid as an exchange student in a remote Panamanian town, where she lived with a local family and experienced life under a military dictatorship.  This sealed her love for world travel.

Molly believes that the college search and application process does not need to be mystifying or frustrating.  In fact, approached smartly, she knows it can be an exceptional opportunity for students to grow in self-awareness and self-confidence.

Molly joined College Bound Consulting (CBC) in 2009 to start a second career as an independent college counselor. She now co-owns CBC, allowing her to merge her love for coaching students with her background in business.  Her marketing experience, editing skills, love of writing, and ability to effectively connect with high school teens all come together in her role at CBC.

After attending Hinsdale public schools, including Hinsdale Central, Molly graduated from Boston College with a BA in Spanish and a Concentration in English.  She then earned an M.B.A. from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia, worked in marketing as a brand manager for Unilever and as CEO of a “dot com” startup. Molly is a Professional Member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA).

Outside of work, she enjoys family life as a mother of four. In her spare time, Molly can be found cooking for family and friends, teaching confirmation classes for her parish youth group, playing competitive paddle tennis, and sailing on Lake Michigan.