Cassie Olovsson (she/her) is the Director of Development for Food Recovery Network (FRN), a national nonprofit that works to combat climate change and end hunger by mobilizing 4,000 college students, food suppliers, farmers, and local businesses to recover perishable, surplus food from across the supply chain and donate it to feed people experiencing hunger across the U.S. Cassie graduated from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology. Since joining the FRN team to start her career in 2018, Cassie has worked across nearly all areas of organizational development including program, communications, stakeholder engagement, and fundraising. Today, as the Director of Development, Cassie uses her holistic knowledge of FRN’s programs and initiatives to direct all aspects of fundraising in support of FRN’s national college student-led food recovery mission and programming. She is known for bringing energy and light into a space, leading with curiosity and always asking questions, and integrating feedback to increase personal and team performance. When she’s not working or volunteering in her local community, Cassie is most likely to be found exploring the local beaches and open spaces of her home, California’s Central Coast, alongside her partner and their pup.
- San Luis Obispo, California