As Research Manager, Kassidy supports the business attraction team with important information that companies need to make a location decision.
Kassidy graduated with a degree in Sociology from Furman University and minored in Poverty Studies and African American Diaspora Cultures. She participated in multiple clubs, acted as a facilitator for classroom dialogues dealing with self-reflection, and studied abroad in Ghana and India.
In addition, Kassidy participated in multiple internships with various non-profits which helped hone her interests. She also conducted three substantial research projects during her collegiate career including winning the Elta Cover Sociology Award in 2019 for a study on racial/ethnic discrimination on different types of college campuses.
Throughout her studies and interactions, Kassidy finds herself drawn to people’s stories. She is passionate about highlighting narratives that are often overlooked. At the Greater Richmond Partnership, the team is continuously welcoming people from all over the world into the office. Kassidy enjoys listening to different companies’ needs and helping tout Greater Richmond’s assets. Her four years of experience managing a data warehousing consultant company provided a solid foundation for her role managing the GRP’s marketing database.
Born and raised in Northern Virginia, Kassidy started to call Richmond home after frequent weekend trips to visit college friends. She appreciates all the region has to offer, from the sense of community and the cost of living, to the plethora of festivals and greenery. So far, she has taken advantage of the walkability of the city and has been exploring different art galleries, coffee shops and thrift stores.
In her free time, you can find Kassidy drawing in a coffee shop, watching NPR Tiny Desk Concerts, meandering through Carytown, or investing in plants she doesn’t need.