Cassandra has been a startup consultant and event producer for over three years, producing and managing numerous conferences, including FailCon, SF MusicTech Summit, Inside Social Apps, Unleashed Conference, Startup Exit Seminars, and many more. She works with clients to insure each has a high-quality and profitable event, connecting them with the best partners, sponsors, and speakers for their topics. She has also done consulting work for early-stage companies on their demo and pitch, product marketing, and user testing. Before moving to the start-up industry, she served as a stage manager at various theaters around the country, including the American Conservatory Theater, Chicago Court, Marin Theater Company, and Aurora. Cassandra has a B.A in Human Development from the University of Chicago.