Cassandra Osei

Cassandra Osei

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Cassandra Osei (they/them) is a Ph.D. student at the University of Kansas’ School of Public Affairs and Administration. Before entering the doctoral program, they completed their MPH at the Boston University (BU) School of Public Health, specializing in both Social Behavioral Sciences and Epidemiology. Prior to the completion of their master’s, Cassandra received their B.A. in Political Science and International Studies from Loyola University of Chicago as a McNair Scholar. 

Cassandra's professional experience include serving the greater Boston area as a Social Epidemiologist. They also served as a founding partner and program manager in the development of Orchid Capital Collective, a firm dedicated to investing in Black, indigenous, and POC queer and trans ventures that serve the maternal and reproductive care ecosystem.

Cassandra’s research interests center the socio-political factors that shape maternal health care in the US. They also have a broader interest in visual art and technology as tools for social change and storytelling.


B.A. in International Studies and Political Science, Loyola University Chicago
MPH, Boston University