"Success is when you reach the point where you know you are on the right path," says Cassandra Clifford. "And that with each step, you are making a difference.”
After a number of years in the corporate sector, Cassandra decided she was on the wrong path. She wanted more. Her passion for travel and social activism brought her to Ireland, where she obtained her Master’s Degree in International Relations from Dublin City University.
Today, Cassandra is a nonprofit freelancer. Her main objective is to prevent human trafficking, especially that of children. As an advocate for citizen’s rights, she joined the leadership board for Stop Modern Slavery, a citizen activist group in Washington, DC committed to the abolishment of slavery.
Cassandra says she was prepared to take on a leadership role, in part because of her time at Johnson & Wales University. "My time at JWU taught me many things, including leadership, structure, and drive," she says. "The real life approach made walking out into the world seamless."
Cassandra continues to work on partnership programs that lead to an increased global awareness of modern slavery and human trafficking, and she is looking to publish a children's book on the subject.