B.A. Communication Studies
University of San Diego
Cassandra comes to the Teton Science Schools from San Diego, California, traditional Kumeyaay territory, where she has thrived in the outdoors and developed leadership skills by connecting with the land and building relationships with the Latinx community. After working in San Diego’s public media organization KPBS for the last 15 years, she embarks on a new journey to professionally dedicate her life and career to inspire and engage People of Color in the outdoors. In 2018, Cassandra established the Latino Outdoors chapter in the San Diego Region. As the Program Coordinator, she spearheaded outdoor experiences through a social and environmental justice perspective to reconnect Latinx communities to land and nature. For Cassandra the outdoors has been a source of healing, independence and path to building community. During her free time Cassandra enjoys nature walks, hiking, camping and sharing cat memes with her daughter Nichole.