Class of: 2025
Major: Government & Psychology
Hometown: Pleasanton, California
Member Since: September 2021
Bio: Little Cassy had to be gently nudged into every musical activity (besides a 6-month affair with guitar). At age 6 she started piano (how original) and hated it during 7 years of lessons. But once she could choose her own pieces and play duets with friends, she finally found joy in playing music.
In 5th grade, Cassy’s mother wanted her to do band, so she chose percussion because who wouldn’t want to pass Friday afternoons banging on drums? (And she mistakenly thought mallet instruments would be an easy transition from piano.) Growing up, one of her favorite father-daughter bonding activities was attending Taiko performances, and her dad's affinity for Taiko eventually rubbed off on her after a Kodo performance at Berkeley her sophomore year.
Like many members, all it took was a fateful encounter with Gaifuu (PULSE 2018) for Cassy to resolve to try out for Yamatai. Since then, she’s made many happy discoveries, from the people, to their “togetherness”, to the groovy repertoire and myriad styles, and she looks forward to making more memories in and out of the practice room.
Likes: brewing coffee, sustainability, journaling/blogging, waking up early to watch the sunrise, k-pop/dramas, postminimalist music, psychoanalyzing people (& dreams), memoirs, Augustus (our dorm pet fish), eye smiles, crying
Fears: being late, bugs (roaches and spiders especially), Alzheimer's, cults, the big earthquake the Bay is overdue for
Hot Takes: if it's not black it's not coffee, Up is the best Pixar movie, free will doesn't exist, baths are superior to sleep, I'm vegan