Cassandra began working part-time at OSA in December 2017 and became an Archaeological Technician and environmental review project registrar for OSA in 2018.
She received her BA in anthropology and art & design from North Carolina State University and her MA in bioarchaeology from Illinois State University at Normal, Illinois. While working towards her MA, Cassandra also helped excavate at The Buried Gardens of Kampsville and worked as an archivist for the Illinois Regional Archives Depository. She continued her volunteer work at the Dickson Mounds Museum, assisting researchers in skeletal assessments, inventory, and preparing materials for long-term curation. Upon returning to North Carolina she accepted a 3-year teaching position with Wake County Public Schools, teaching Japanese to local middle and high school students. Recently she has worked as a contract archaeologist in the western part of the state.