Cassie Richard is a 2014 graduate of Eastern Michigan University with a major in sociology and a certification in nonprofit management. Cassie entered the program in the fall of 2015. Her policy interests include labor policy with an emphasis on gender. She is especially interested in women’s economic participation and how it varies globally. Prior to entering the MPP program Cassie served as an AmeriCorps VISTA member at Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation in Detroit, MI. In her spare time she enjoys reading memoirs by female leaders, Netflix, and running.