Cassidy is involved in research and evaluation projects primarily pertaining to K-12, including formal and informal learning, educational technology, teacher professional development programs, language and culture, history, art, and others. Her specialty is the use of qualitative research methods. Cassidy has taught Arts & Robotics at Urban Promise Academy Middle School, one of Oakland Unified School District’s small schools and mentored a Big Picture/MetWest High School student. Prior to joining Rockman, Cassidy worked full-time at Urban Promise as an instructor, technology planner and grant writer. Cassidy holds an M.A. in Learning, Design and Technology from Stanford and is currently working on a Ph.D. in Sociology at Northwestern.