Cassandra has been working in community-based organizing, advocacy, and policy analysis within local, state, and national capacities since the mid-1990s and she currently serves as the director of organizing and advocacy at the Partnership for Safety and Justice
. Her expertise spans interrelated social change and policy issues including criminal and juvenile justice, immigration, labor, education, civil rights, and economic mobility. Since 1997, she has been connected to MRG Foundation, serving as both a volunteer and staff with a number of MRG grantees. Cassandra is a former MRG grantmaker and serves on the MRG Personnel Committee in addition to her role as Board chair.