Cass graduated from the University of Queensland in 2016 with a Bachelor of Environmental Management (Hons) and a Major in Natural Systems and Wildlife Management. She was born and raised in the Whitsundays, but has undertaken flora and fauna research in a number of regions throughout Queensland stretching from Fraser Island and SEQ through to Townsville. Her experience lies largely in natural resource management and coastal ecosystems. Cass has worked and volunteered for Reef Catchments’ Coasts and Biodiversity team in the past, during which time she produced Beach Plans/Local Coastal Plans for a number of beaches throughout the Mackay region.
As the Coastal Projects Officer, Cass is responsible for implementing the regional coastal program and participating in Coastcare and Marine Classroom events. She works closely with the local government and community stakeholders to improve coastal ecosystem outcomes and to deliver on state and national targets.