Professional Biography

Trained in both cultural anthropology and oral history, Kassandra's research interests include multiculturalism, food equity, urban environments, and data sovereignty. In sixteen years of collaborative organizing and fundraising, and eight years in research and data, she has developed strong systems design skills, employed a range of mixed-method research methodologies, and worked with diverse stakeholders on a range of social impact, policy, and educational projects. Her experience ranges from large data sets to ethnographic storytelling. Kassandra's work has a north star of data equity and sovereignty.

Kassandra currently works as Frontline Farming's Data Activist and Project Protect Food System Worker's Data Lead, and also sits on various data teams in the farm, food, and hunger movements in Colorado. Kassandra launched KISN Research & Consulting in May 2020, which is a small research company specializing in qualitative research, evaluation and analysis. Some clients include Blueprint to End Hunger and Colorado Farm and Food System Response Team. Kassandra is an alumnx of DU's Anthropology Masters program.