IDCE Students Profiles

Cassie DeFillipo (IDSC '2012)
IDCE Fellow

Cassie DeFillipo (USA) received her B.A. in journalism from the University of Oregon Honors College in 2007. While in school, she studied abroad in South Korea, Italy, and Ghana. She returned to Ghana in 2008 to volunteer at a microfinance organization along with two Ghanaian-based nonprofit organizations that focused on access to education. Most recently, she served as an AmeriCorps VISTA member in Lewiston, Maine, where she worked at a housing development with Somali immigrants and refugee families by coordinating aspirations programs for the youth along with parental education opportunities with the goals of empowerment and acculturation. Her current research interests include education, sustainable resource development, refugee and immigration issues, and Africa.