Originally from the mountains in Colorado, Cassie received her B.F.A. in Drama from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. Before leaving New York, she worked in company management at the Public Theater; from there, she moved west to join the staff at Berkeley Repertory Theater where she helped manage the myriad programs at the School of Theater. She landed at Youth Speaks in 2013, and is now responsible for overseeing the re-granting, professional development and technical assistance activities for the leaders at over 100 organizations within our international Brave New Voices Network. She also helps manage an inaugural cohort of 8 emerging arts leaders, or Future Corps Fellows, who have been placed on staff at select organizations within this Network.