Cassie Davis is a Research Analyst at the Center for Public Policy Priorities and a State Policy Fellow, a two-year fellowship through the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities since 2018. She brings a deep expertise in qualitative and quantitative research, and a commitment to ensuring voices of underserved communities are at the table and amplified in the state policy making process through her research. She focuses on policy research and data-based projects to support the Center's advocacy work, including the Texas KIDS COUNT project and other data-related projects for the CPPP's foundation and local government partners.
Cassie is a key advocate and go-getter for the upcoming 2020 Census in Texas including, the statewide GOTC (get out the count) campaign, known as Texas Counts and a statewide project to count young children. She supports the local efforts for the Austin-Travis Complete Count Committee as a member of the Census Action Team. Cassie previously worked as an anti-hunger advocate at Bread for the World in DC and a public health intern for Texas Senator Royce West in the 85th Legislative session. In addition, she has served low-income communities through public health initiatives related to food access, youth nutrition education, and youth E-cigarette prevention. She seeks to develop and communicate effective and equitable policy solutions to solve the current racial and economic inequities in Texas.
Cassie received a dual-degree from University of Texas's School of Public Health-Austin and the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs for a Master of Public Health and Master of Public Affairs respectively and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin.