Following graduation from Texas A&M University with a B.A. in Business Administration, Cassie started her career in HR managing the onboarding process for new employees at Camden Property Trust, a real estate investment trust (REIT). Staying with the company, she transferred into an operations role where for four years she trained sales teams, managed apartment contracts and rental income, and coordinated vendor and maintenance work at various apartment communities. Cassie went back to school to obtain an MBA focused on Sustainable Business Practices at Duquesne University. While working on her MBA, she gained experience consulting for a variety of companies and learned how sustainability and green initiatives can help companies innovate and gain a competitive advantage. She now works for the University of Pittsburgh’s SBDC and the Temple SBDC where she assists clients with SEO, Social Media, Marketing, and other digital services. Cassie’s hobbies include hiking, rock climbing, bowhunting, her Boykin Spaniel puppy, and volunteering with local organizations.