Howdy! My name is Molly Eastman and I am from Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

In 2012, I spent a year travelling abroad before obtaining an honours degree in public health at the University of Georgia. I currently live in Washington D.C. and work as a health policy staff member for a United States Senator.

In my spare time, I enjoy running, weightlifting, cooking, exploring the city with friends, and skiing at home in Wyoming. In a few years, I plan to pursue a nursing degree at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

Although I grew up in the United States, I'm a dual citizen of Ireland. My mother is from a small farm town in Co Sligo, and I spent a good part of my childhood getting up to no good with cousins and eating as much of my granny's treacle bread as I could. My grandparents always encouraged me to apply to the Rose of Tralee, so when I discovered the Washington D.C. Rose Centre, I didn't think twice about applying.

I am so grateful to be representing my nation's capital as the Washington D.C. Rose, and am eager to meet the 31 other exceptional young women come August!