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Meet The Team

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MK Cornfield

Marketing and Communications at Corning Incorporated

MK has a passion for engaging with others through creative communications platforms and collaborating on strategic marketing objectives to enhance product positioning. She holds a Bachelor's in English and Creative Writing and a Master's in Publishing.

Leah McCarthy

Social Media Specialist at Corning Incorporated

Leah has a strong communications background and a passion for bringing people together. She holds a Bachelors in Public Relations and a minor in Electronic Media. 

Kailey Merrill

Administrative Assistant for Corporate Communications at Corning Incorporated

Kailey is a Corning Valley native with a background in communications and sociology, with a passion for creative storytelling both visually and verbally.

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Alyssa Smith

Science & Technology Events Specialist

Alyssa is a professional, creative, detail-oriented team leader with years of experience marketing, promoting, planning, coordinating, and supporting in person, virtual, and hybrid meetings and events of all sizes.


Director of Real Estate Development at
Arbor Housing and Development

Danielle is a mom of two boys, a dog and a cat, who loves to travel and experience new cultures.

Who We Are

Corning Area Young Professionals actively seeks to engage the area's young workforce to build bonds among peers, local businesses, and organizations by providing opportunities for networking, growth, and lifelong connections.

Our team meets every other week to plan out events and networking opportunities throughout the year. The team is able to plan an array of events, from networking opportunities to DIY nights, movies -- you name it, the team continues to think of ways to engage Corning's young workforce by leveraging their own backgrounds and experiences.

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