Kenya Project Associate
Cassidy Regan is FCNL's Kenya Project Associate. As part of the Peaceful Prevention of Deadly Conflict Program, she works in partnership with Friends in Kenya to advocate for a U.S. policy that helps support, rather than undermine, Kenyans' work to build peace and prevent violence during their next elections. She also focuses on the demilitarization of U.S.-Africa policy and monitors developments toward more accountable U.S. and global arms trade standards. Cassidy is originally from Redding, Connecticut, where she attended Joel Barlow High School, and most recently lived in Philadelphia while studying at the University of Pennsylvania.
Cassidy graduated from Penn in May 2010, earning a bachelor's degree in International Relations and minors in Urban Studies and Chinese. During her time as an undergraduate, Cassidy spent a semester studying abroad in Beijing, China. She later spent a summer in Delhi, India, working with wastepickers advocating for their rights as an intern with Chintan Environmental Research and Action Group.
Prior to beginning as Kenya Project Associate, Cassidy worked with FCNL as a Herbert Scoville, Jr. Peace Fellow. Before moving to D.C., she spent time visiting friends across the country, making stops in West Virginia to learn from those working to end mountaintop removal and in Arizona from those acting in solidarity with immigrant rights movements. She also conducted research on affordable housing-focused community land trusts for Professor Andrew Lamas at the University of Pennsylvania.