Molly is a Rochester, NY, native currently living in the city and working as a senior planner for the Steinmetz Planning Group (SPG). SPG is an award winning consulting firm that specializes in planning and zoning efforts for communities of all sizes throughout Upstate and Western New York. It is the unique challenges Rochester and other rustbelt cities face that inspired Molly to pursue a Masters in City and Regional Planning at The Ohio State University. Upon returning to Rochester, Molly became involved in a number of neighborhood-oriented and young professional groups. Most notably, she is co-founder of the Retailent Rochester community revitalization program, and co-chair of the RocCity Coalition Vision 2025 Committee. Molly’s work with these projects helps to focus community development and visioning at the grassroots level, promoting public input and collaboration throughout Rochester’s revitalization.