Molly Marcussen graduated from California State University, Chico with a bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences with a concentration in Environmental Planning and Environmental Studies. She minored in Geography and earned a certificate in Land Use and Environmental Planning. Molly began her career as a CivicSpark Climate Fellow in Butte County & the City of Chico for the 2017-2018 service year. Molly is currently working for the City of Corning as their Planner 1/ Recreation Coordinator. Molly’s background in social sciences has moved her to understand how to overcome barriers related to planning. Strategies like fostering coordination, understanding how to appropriately communicate complex issues to a diverse communities, and collaboration between fragmented government and stakeholders are efforts she hopes to promote as a planner.