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All about Cassandra

My name is Cassandra Vangellow. I am a junior journalism student at the University of Florida. Also, I am pursuing a concentration in political science with plans to attend law school.

Photo of Cassandra Vangellow at Disney's Garden View Team Room
Cassandra at Disney's Garden View Tea Room

I am originally from Fairport, New York. During the past two years, I have gained a Florida family and have enjoyed living in the South.

I love traveling and have had the opportunity to visit Spain, Italy, France, Hawaii and many other amazing places.

In addition, I am an avid runner. I recently ran the Disney Princess Half Marathon. I am looking forward to running more 5Ks in North Central Florida.

Participating in philanthropies is another hobby. I am the assistant director of external public relations for Gators March for Babies, which helps raise money for the March of Dimes. I was also a member of morale staff for Dance Marathon. It was an incredible experience to help raise $886,726.15 for the Children’s Miracle Network.

On a typical weekend, you can find me cheering on the Gators at various events and spending time with friends at local restaurants and coffee shops.

My Favorite Quotes

“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.”
–Walt Disney

“Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.”
–Vince Lombardi

“I don’t know that there are any short cuts to doing a good job.”
–Sandra Day O’Connor

“There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination and wonder.”
–Ronald Reagan