Cassandra is a native Mississippian and change agent for low wealth communities of color.  She graduated from Jackson State University and is a licensed Social Worker. Cassandra received her Master’s Degree from Brandeis University in the Heller School for Social Policy and Management.  For the past 7 years, she has worked with organizations at the local, state, regional and national level to develop strategies and create opportunities at address the social, political, economic and ecological injustices in low wealth communities of color that grows out of racial inequities in public policy.  Cassandra has worked to build local leadership and partnerships in order to organize their efforts and support their community’s power for the purpose of eradicating racial inequity.  Currently she is a policy and advocacy consultant managing the Child Care Matters Campaign for the MS Low Income Child Care Initiative.