Native to Alabama, Cassidee grew up spending time outside with family, from fishing to gardening to demolishing a watermelon daily (or so it seemed). Everything about life in rural AL was centered around agriculture and poverty, resulting in a food desert. Cassidee decided that there had to be more, so she went in search of an answer at Auburn University, receiving a degree in history as well as political science focusing on African history and food politics, with a minor in sustainability. Her studies combined with five years in the service industry led her to pursue a Masters in Food Security and International Development from the University of Sussex in England. She began working with international organizations to support access to products to treat malnutrition, but involvement in her community garden and a desire to tackle root causes of food injustice led her to Farm Fresh RI. Now she pursues her passion by day and her million hobbies by night, including pottery, tufting, home renovation, cycling, swimming, and more.