Assistant Director, Enviro Social Capital
Cassie is responsible for the ongoing co-development and strategic planning of the Green Infrastructure Pay-for-Success Initiative. She provides feasibility assessment, including research and analysis, as well as outreach coordination and relationship development with a wide-range of stakeholders in various sectors due to the interdisciplinary nature of the project. She most enjoys bringing these individuals together to partner and discuss how impact investing can transform the way cities fund projects.
Concurrently with her Chatham University studies, Cassie initiated a mapping project documenting existing and potential career pathways for green stormwater infrastructure in the Pittsburgh region. As a project coordinator at Ethos Collaborative, she gained a variety of skills, including grant writing, project proposal composition, research analysis, and outreach to maintain client relations.
Cassie has a strong interest in using green infrastructure as a point of intersection between water resource management and community development in urban areas. She also has enthusiasm for meeting new people and collaboration. Her passion lies in bringing people together to share ideas and creating momentum for planning and action. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Cassie wants to contribute to making Pittsburgh one of the country’s best places to live.
Cassie graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Chatham University with a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies and Philosophy. She began her studies at American University in Washington D.C., spent a year working in New Zealand, and studied abroad at the University of Notre Dame Australia. Her senior thesis at Chatham University was part of a collaborative research project with a graduate professor on urban farming in Pittsburgh. She focused on looking at ways in which urban farms contribute to building community capacity for a resilient foundation in Pittsburgh communities.