Senior Science Analyst & Climate Council Coordinator
Cassaundra is a Senior Science Analyst and Climate Council Coordinator with the Governor’s Office of Policy Innovation and the Future. Cassaundra managed a policy and communications program for the American Geosciences Institute between 2015 and 2019, where she connected the geoscience community with policy makers at the local, state, and federal levels to support science-based decision making on issues related to climate, energy, water, mineral resources, and natural hazards. Cassaundra has more than ten years of academic climate research experience, with expertise in long-term shifts in terrestrial and oceanographic environments and their variability. She holds a Master of Science degree in Geology from the University of California, Riverside, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Earth and Environmental Science from Columbia University.