Cassie Purdy joined the San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council in 2014 as the Executive Assistant and Affiliate Coordinator. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Point Loma Nazarene University, where she learned to think critically about the social and economic justice issues facing our community today. As a student, she worked with the International Rescue Committee’s Fresh Fund program in City Heights and San Marcos, and with the the Center on Policy Initiatives as a Students for Economic Justice intern. She also worked for most of her college years at her university’s Sustainability Department, working to create a more environmentally sustainable campus and environmentally conscious student body.
After graduating in 2012, Cassie spent a year developing her community organizing skills with the Gamaliel National Foundation and Pilgrim UCC in North County San Diego. She went on to put those skills to practice during San Diego’s special mayoral campaign and the June Primary Midterm elections, working field campaigns for progressive, pro-labor candidates.
Cassie is proud to be an Our Whole Lives Sexuality Education Facilitator for her faith community. She enjoys sewing, baking, reading liberation theology, and taking part in the occasional musical performance.