Hello! I'm Cassandra.
Welcome to my personal journey towards forging more meaningful connections with people through the practices of vulnerability and writing.
For as long as I can remember, I’ve been fascinated by the power of human interaction.
How an exchange of stories leads to new ideas and understanding. How someone makes us feel. How relationships form. How our identities become intertwined with those we hold close and our surrounding communities. How our ability to connect ultimately shapes our lives and realities.
Sometimes these interactions entangle us in gut-wrenching, thought-provoking, and mind-blowing dialogue. And that kind of thing really lights a spark in people. Conversations, especially uncomfortable or unexpected ones, have a way of changing us and in turn, the world.
My passions have taken me on adventures all over the map. I've had the honor of cultivating connections and making an impact across a range of communities that I deeply care about:
Los Angeles native living in NYC
UCLA 2013, B.A. Political Science
Cofounder and CEO of The Cosmos, a community that creates content and experiences for Asian women to flourish and thrive
Yoga teacher leading weekly Vinyasa classes at Primary
Founder of Akin, a digital storytelling platform empowering a more human narrative
iMentor volunteer serving Marble Hill School of International Studies in the Bronx, NY
2016 - 2017 Revive the Dream Institute Fellow
Volunteer case study researcher and writer for Edbuild, a non-profit focused on bringing common sense and fairness to the way states fund public schools
2016 Escape the City NYC Founding Member
Thank you for giving me the chance to engage with you!