Cassandra Blazer is a doctoral student in global health at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health and a Bixby Doctoral Fellow. She has nine years of experience in health promotion, specializing in operations research, health program design, and project management. She has expertise in health systems strengthening, integrated service delivery, maternal and child health, reproductive health, private sector engagement in public health, and HIV/AIDS care and treatment in sub-Saharan Africa. After receiving her MPH in 2007 from Boston University School of Public Health, she worked as a Senior Technical Manager at BroadReach Healthcare, a global health organization, providing technical assistance for large USAID-funded programs in East and Southern Africa. Prior to that work, Cassandra was a Project Manager at a health research company that developed scientifically tested web-based health promotion tools and risk management mechanisms for pharmaceutical companies. She comes to the Bixby Center with research interests focused on improving sustainable access to high quality family planning and reproductive health services in low-resource settings.