“Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward.” ~ Kurt Vonnegut
Cassidy Kearney is a student at Florida State University, double majoring in English – Editing, Writing, and Media and Environmental Science and Policy. She’s 21 years old and has lived in Florida her entire life (South, Central, and North). She comes from a huge and supportive family (loving parents, a brother, a sister, and 14 aunts and uncles, with an additional 30+ cousins) who encourage her through all her endeavors. After a stint working for Pet Supermarket (a Florida-based pet store), she accumulated a cat named Hamlet, a bearded dragon, two leopard geckos, and a king snake. Her house is commonly referred to as a zoo, which travels with her between her time at school and parents’ home in Jacksonville, FL. She enjoys writing short stories, playing ukulele (poorly), and cannon-balling into lakes.
After traveling through Europe, she became inspired to bring back the people-focused design of European cities to American urban planning, while implementing ways that make being environmentally-conscious easy for the average American. Her trip overseas inspired her to add Environmental Science and Policy to her list of degrees so that she can help implement cleaner, friendlier community spaces that benefit all, and not just a parked car.