Cassie Newman started at Youth Speaks in 2013 as the Grants Manager and was thrilled to move into a position managing Youth Speaks’ new Brave New Voices Network Initiative in 2015. Before moving to the Bay Area, Cassie spent ten years in New York City, receiving her BFA in Drama from New York University, performing with various theatre companies, and writing reviews of live music. During that time, she landed at the Public Theater where she worked as an associate in Individual Giving as well as a coordinator and company manager in General Management. She left New York in 2012 for a job at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, where she was in charge of the marketing and management of the School of Theatre’s array of programs. She joins the ranks at Youth Speaks with a deep respect and appreciation for the organization’s work and continues to be inspired by the impact of the larger BNV Network.