Kassie was born and raised in Wisconsin, and stayed in the Midwest to attend the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. There, she studied Animal Science, Pre-Vet, and minored in Biology. She intended to apply and attend veterinary school right out of college, but life had a different plan for her. She worked as a Veterinary Technician Assistant out of college for a few years, gaining lots of experience and perspective of the veterinary field. In her more recent years, she has gained interest in conservation and wildlife medicine. She hopes to obtain a Master’s or PhD in a similar field of study, and believes FPI is the best thing she could be doing right now for her future career path! She is very excited to put her knowledge and skills to work in the field, and can’t wait to travel and meet other people with similar passions and interests.