Cassandra “Cassi” White was born in London, and grew up in England and later Bellevue, Washington, in a home surrounded by music and art. Her father, drummer Alan White, is best-known for his work with John Lennon, George Harrison as well as the progressive rock band, Yes. Before marrying Alan, Cassi’s mother, Gigi, traveled the world as an international fashion model. Cassi, along with older brother Jesse, took to music naturally, and plays several instruments, including cello, guitar, and drums.
Cassi received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with a Certificate of Abnormal Child Psychology from Washington State University. During her time at university, she volunteered as programs director for Y! Kids First, an after-school program for children with special needs. Cassi continued her education at the University of Washington, earning a degree in nursing, with a specialty focus on pediatrics.
A board- Certified Pediatric Hematology Oncology Nurse, Cassi has held a variety of positions in the Cancer Care Unit at Seattle Children’s Hospital, where she has worked since 2012, and has developed a deep passion for working with these very special kids and their families. She currently works in the Hematology and Oncology outpatient clinic where she enjoys seeing kids for daily check-ups, chemotherapy or long term follow-up.
Cassi has earned several achievements during her tenure at Children’s—both as an employee and active member in the professional pediatric cancer care community. She has served on several committees, including the Quality Practice Council, which influences change to practices by research, inquisition and policy editing. In 2014 Cassi was invited to present 2 posters at the American Pediatric Hematology Oncology Nursing (APHON) in Portland, OR., and in January 2016, Cassi received the hospital’s ARTist of the Month award for demonstrating Accountability, Respect and Teamwork.
Cassi is passionate about the work she does with kids, as well has her music, and through both she hopes to inspire others. Like her parents, Cassi believes strongly in social engagement and is thrilled to be able to give back to her community. For Cassi, The War For the Cure is a way to give something back to the children in exchange for the personal growth, the joy, and the many life lessons she has learned from them!