“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 recently graduated from Florida State University with her bachelor’s degree, double majoring in English – Editing, Writing, and Media and Environmental Science and Policy. 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, the family dog, Katie, a bearded dragon, two leopard geckos, and a king snake. Her house is commonly referred to as a zoo. She enjoys writing short stories, playing ukulele (poorly), and cannon-balling into lakes.
After traveling through Europe and seeing the people-focused design of European cities, she realized that urban planning was a passion of hers. Her trip overseas inspired her to attend FSU in 2019 for her Master of Science in Planning, so she can help implement cleaner, friendlier community spaces around the world. Cassidy acts as the editor for Dreams Abroad and spends most of her days deliriously studying or working as a lab technician at Animal Genetics.