Cassandra Devine

2018 Cheng Fellow

Cassandra Devine is an MPA candidate, an American Association of University Women Fellow, and a Dubin Fellow for Emerging Leaders at the Harvard Kennedy School. Prior to coming to HKS, Cassandra worked in the Australian union movement and in government, where she helped establish Australia’s first licensing scheme for the recruitment and labor hire industry. She was also a Centre for Australian Progress Fellow and a Member of the Board of Amnesty International Australia. Cassandra is passionate about economic justice issues and has dedicated her life to ensuring a fairer and more equitable redistribution of wealth and higher living standards for working people. As a Cheng Fellow, Cassandra will pursue Gyld, an employee-owned digital temporary staffing agency focusing on flexible, short-contract jobs that can be done from home. Gyld is based on the principle that workers in the gig economy deserve the same access to secure work opportunities and benefits as everyone else. Cassandra participated in the Venture Incubation Program, run by the Harvard Innovation Lab, in Summer 2018.