Today team CED wished Cassandra Maurer farewell... but not goodbye.
Cassie moved to Alaska during the summer in 2011 for the AmeriCorps VISTA Leader position at CED, and loved it so much she stayed for two years. She returned to us as a Research Technician December 2015, when she signed on as a part-time employee as she pursued her MBA. Cassie worked on feasibility studies, business plans, co-op development, Lemonade Day, the Alaska Business Plan Competition, Ideator, and the Shark Tank Pitch Competition (along with many more impactful projects!).
She says that the time spent at BEI, and specifically with the Co-op Development Center, shaped her world view and approach to life. She's all about collaboration and leveraging resources... and we're certain she'll put both of these skill sets to work in her new position as Program Manager with the Alaska Ocean Cluster Initiative run by the Bering Sea Fishermen's Association. We hope to have plenty of opportunity to continue working with her in the future!