Cassie, as her friends affectionately call her, began her association with NVCBR as a junior pre-med student in 2010 and soon became a research assistant working part time in the basic research laboratory. She was a quick study in laboratory methods, becoming an invaluable employee within weeks of on-the-job training. Her personal experiences while researching ME have given her a unique insight into the complexity of the illness and a compassion for patients who suffer from this complex disease.
Cassie graduated from the University of Nevada School of Medicine as the top student in her class. She earned the Dean’s Merck Manual Award for Outstanding Student in Medical Studies, the Outstanding Student in Surgery Award, and the American Medical Women’s Association of Commendation for Student Achievement Award. She was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. She is currently in residency at the most prestigious medical organization in the U.S., the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. She is one of three new ENT surgery residents at the Mayo, having been chosen for one of the more rare medical residencies in the U.S.