Students for Economic Justice 2011 Fellowship
Cassie Purdy is from the foothills of Northern California where she grew up with her parents and three older siblings. She developed a passion for social justice issues through her experiences throughout high school. Cassie was able to put those passions into practice when she moved to San Diego for college. It was here that she participated in an urban immersion program and became involved with the International Rescue Committee and their Food Security Department. Cassie also got involved on her campus through the peer education program and Sustainability Department. She also studied abroad in Morocco where she studied Arabic and Human Rights issues. Cassie Purdy is 20 years old and is currently studying at Point Loma Nazarene University to receive her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work. She hopes to eventually receive her Master’s and continue working in ways that combine her passions for environmental and social justice issues.