My name is Cassie. I am many things: a writer, a social media guru, a photographer, a nature lover, and most importantly: a doer.
I am currently living in Columbus, Ohio after recently completing a six-month editorial & outreach fellowship for Inverse, an online news site covering all things science and constantly asking what's next? I wrote about astronomy, environmental science, health, and robotics. I also helped the social media team develop their strategy and build partner relationships.
I have freelanced for EcoWatch, a grassroots environmental and climate action news site, as well as the American Society of Mechanical Engineer's Magazine and other affiliate sites. I am currently accepting freelance opportunities.
You can find all of my work in the "Editorial Work" tab above.
I graduated from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University in December 2015. I served as vice president for the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Ohio University Chapter. I was also the Editor-In-Chief of an independent student-run environmental magazine called College Green Mag. In addition, I was an ambassador for the Institute for International Journalism at OU, where I helped foreign exchange students adjust to university life and planned study abroad programs.
After graduation, I packed up my Honda and drove 600 miles to the edge of Long Island for a science communications internship with the Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory. I covered stories on environmental research, physics, chemistry, technology, and much more as well as press releases on the Lab's public events. This internship set me up perfectly for what came next, national service.
In May 2016, I became a Student Conservation Association (SCA) and AmeriCorps member serving as a social media coordinator for the Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Site in Hyde Park, NY. In just six months, I tripled their following on Instagram and nearly doubled it on Facebook and Twitter. I also found time to develop a weekly blog series on the history of the park and planned park events.
To learn more about me, follow me on Instagram @cassirelly or Twitter @SciencebyCass. For all other inquiries email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.