Born in NYC to Jamaican Immigrant parents and raised in Saint Petersburg, FL, Kassie May Edwards graduated from the Florida State University in 2010 with a B.A. in African American Studies.
Her eagerness to help young people became a focus after noticing the lack of a culturally diverse curriculum in public school systems. That led her to be an AmeriCorps Museum Educator at Providence Children’s Museum.
After serving her community, Kassie wanted a meaningful job that would further advance her ideas in community engagement. Since moving to Washington, Edwards has served as an Investigative Support Assistant for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and currently serves as Director’s Assistant at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Kassie resides in Laurel, MD and attends Restoration Praise Center and serves in the Young Adult and Children’s Ministry as events coordinator and teacher respectively. She also serves on the Executive Board of Greater Washington Urban League’s Thursday Network as Social and Cultural Events Chair. She enjoys teaching others about Black history, performing spoken word poetry, thrift stores, vintage apparel and making an impact in her community. As a campus rape survivor Kassie enjoys bringing awareness to issues that affect victims of sexual assault.