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 graduated from Florida State University in 2018 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, two leopard geckos, and a king snake. She enjoys hammocking in the shade, playing ukulele (poorly), and cannonballing 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 and content writer for Dreams Abroad and spends most of her days deliriously studying or working with the US Forest Service on the Florida Trail.