Cassandra Profita
Cassandra Profita

Cassandra Profita

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Cassandra Profita is a reporter for OPB's Science & Environment unit.

Cassandra has been immersed in Columbia River issues since she started reporting for The Daily Astorian newspaper in 2006. She's followed an array of fossil fuel project proposals along the river. Previously Cassandra served as Oregon Public Broadcasting's Ecotrope blogger and as part of the EarthFix public media collaboration that covered the environment for the Pacific Northwest.

She's a fellow with the Institutes for Journalism and Natural Resources and a recipient of the Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environment Reporting Award of Special Merit.

Cassandra grew up in Chicago and earned a degree in journalism at the University of Missouri.

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