Cassie is a Pittsburgh native who received her B.A in Chemistry in 2013 from Oberlin College. While at Oberlin, she worked with Prof. Jesse Rowsell engineering molecular crystals of 1,3,5-tris(4-carboxyphenyl)benzene and some novel derivatives. Cassie moved to Boston after graduation and joined QD Vision, Inc. as a R&D Chemist, working on advanced product development of new quantum dot technologies. She then joined C2Sense, Inc. as an R&D Scientist, developing chemiresistive gas sensors for food, agriculture, and industrial safety. In Fall 2016, Cassie joined the Swager lab as a graduate student in organic chemistry.