Molly joined the Upjohn Institute in 2019 as the community development coordinator for the Southcentral Michigan Planning Council. In this role, she supports the planning and economic development initiatives of communities in Branch, Calhoun, Kalamazoo, and St. Joseph counties, as well as the Institute’s research into factors affecting economic well-being in Michigan. Molly has previous experience in urban ecology, social science research, community organizing, grantmaking, and supporting small businesses.
Molly’s favorite part of the Kalamazoo River Watershed is the Kalamazoo River Valley Trail!
Molly joined the Board of Directors in November 2020.