Molly Scafidi is a Marketing Intern & Arabic Language Specialist at KW Commercial 889-9898 with Russell Bernstein, CBI. She is currently a student at the University of North Texas where she is studying Digital Retail, Arabic, and English.
Molly is an avid learner who takes any and every opportunity she can to try something new and grow. She loves jumping head first into new situations, a habit which actually led to Molly's minoring in Arabic. The day before the first classes began her freshman year of college, she saw that her university offered Arabic. After realizing that she did not even know what Arabic sounded like, she decided to enroll in the class that same day. Molly soon realized her love of the Arabic language, and more recently, she began immersing herself in Arab culture. She joined her university's Arab dance team to learn Dabke, a traditional Arab style of dance, and she attends regular workshops to learn how to play the Derbake, a traditional Arab drum.
Molly chose her major, Digital Retail, because of her love of learning as well. Through studying Digital Retail, Molly is preparing to help businesses tailor their current strategies to keep up with the ever-evolving world of technology. Her classes keep her up-to-date with the latest practices in social media marketing, search engine optimization, and user-centered website design, but her skills must be ready to adapt to the constantly updating digital space, a challenge which Molly looks forward to facing in the future.
In her free time, Molly can most often be found reading up on her latest obsession. Previous obsessions have included honeybees, musical impressionism, hydroponically grown vegetables, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Through this wide range of interests, Molly has amassed a large amount of seemingly random knowledge. Molly is not always able to directly apply this knowledge to practical happenings in her life (although she did raise honeybees in high school), but she has found that learning about a wide variety of things has helped her to gain a unique point of view, and she is better able to make connections among seemingly unrelated things as well as come up with creative ideas.
Molly also loves to volunteer. Every other weekend she can be found helping children get free eye exams and glasses at a Lion's Club eye clinic in Dallas. On weekends Molly is not at an eye clinic, she is at a nursing home in Denton leading games of bingo, puzzles, or coffee and conversation hours with the residents.