Kelley Mosher had the great pleasure to grow up in the Southern Tier of Western New York on a family-owned and operated dairy farm. She currently resides in the City of Buffalo and is pursuing a master of urban planning degree through the UB Department of Urban and Regional Planning. Kelley is specializing in community health and food systems, and her academic pursuits intersect environmental sustainability, food systems, and planning and policy. Her research interests include: farmer succession planning, rural local government policy, and agricultural economic development with a focus on workforce development. Kelley explores these interests as a graduate research assistant in the Food Systems Planning and Healthy Communities Lab working on the Growing Food Connections project. Kelley was honored in 2015 with the first annual UB Sustainability Leadership, Innovation, Collaboration, and Engagement (SLICE) Student Award. She has since been selected as a Fellow for UB’s Education and Leadership Fellows in Sustainability (ELFS) program, and received the R. Buckminster Fuller Award from the UB School of Architecture and Planning. Kelley is currently seeking an internship opportunity in Western New York and aspires to work in the region’s rural communities, facilitating opportunities for workforce development and sustainability in the food system.