Cassandra (Cassie) Balfour was most recently a program director with the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) where she implemented and administered programs supporting journalists from around the globe and has worked on projects focused on media entrepreneurship, digital innovation, training of trainers and misinformation. During her time at ICFJ, she managed a project that included five full-time fellows working on projects to fight the spread of misinformation in Brazil, Indonesia, India, Nigeria and the United States. As a result of that project, fellows produced new tools to monitor misinformation on social media, reached new audiences in their own communities using local languages, and formed coalitions to more effectively handle misinformation around elections. Prior to her work with ICFJ, Cassie worked with the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict. She spent her college years reporting and editing for the Michigan Daily and working on local organizing projects.
With half of her roots in Michigan and half in Puerto Rico, she lives between the two in Washington, D.C.