Molly Rettig

Molly Rettig

Communications Lead


Molly Rettig has served as the communications lead at NREL's Alaska Campus in Fairbanks since 2011 helping researchers tell the stories of how their work changes the world. She has a master's degree in journalism from the University of Colorado with a focus on environmental policy. Prior to working at NREL, she worked at the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Alaska Public Radio, and Alaska magazine covering science, technology, and policy, and published a book through the University of Alaska Press in 2021 on the resource booms that built modern Alaska.


M.A., Journalism, University of Colorado Boulder

B.A., Sociology, University of Richmond

Awards and Honors

Best Feature Story (2nd place), Alaska Professional Communicators (2020)

Best Reporting on Health and the Environment, Alaska Press Club (2010)

Best Reporting on Business, Alaska Press Club (2010)