Cassie Denbow

Age: 22
Home Town: Cleveland, OH
Education: B.S. Diplomacy and International Relations, Seton Hall University
Specific Field Interests: Food Security, Agricultural Development, Social Entrepreneurship
Placement: Jagori Rural Charitable Trust (Kangra, Himachal Pradesh)
Area of Focus: Livelihood

Highlights: Cassie believes that the search for creative solutions in sustainable development is crucial to problem solving. Her focus on India was solidified when she was accepted into the Hindi Language program as part of the Ohio Foreign Language Academy. During her undergraduate studies at Seton Hall University, she focused on Economics and South Asia both through coursework and as a student with the School of International Training in Jaipur, Rajasthan. While studying with SIT she completed an independent study project in Raithal Village, Uttarakhand on the impact of climate change on cash crops and traditional community livelihoods. Currently, she is a Network Associate with Generation Enterprise, an international non-profit based in Lagos, Nigeria and Delhi, India dedicated to assisting marginalized youth receive the business skill training and confidence they need to start sustainable, high-growth potential businesses. Cassie's passion for social innovation and food security is driven by the fundamental power of good food to nourish the individual, build community, and bring us all to the same table.

Posts by cassiedenbow

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Higher Standards: A reflection on a “Reading Rainbow” Gone Rogue

There were very few things that three-year-old (or 6, or 8, etc) year old me […]

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“Finding the whey”

As we stood there, representing countries as diverse as Japan, Germany, India, and the US, […]

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Rakkar Road

“It is almost banal to say so yet it needs to be stressed continually: all […]

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Why do you rise for justice?

Why do you rise for justice? This is the question we at Jagori Grameen are […]

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Organic food: not quite inclusive for all

“Organic”, “locally grown”,  and “fair trade” are all buzz words that have come to define […]

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Student, Fellow, Daughter…Farmer?

Who and what defines us and our identity is an interesting question. Do we define […]

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