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Cassie Hansen

In May 2008, Hansen finished her master’s degree in geography at the University of Nevada. For her thesis, she looked at synoptic weather patterns and Class 5 natural avalanches in Mount Shasta, Calif. Hansen is currently working on her dissertation, looking at historic snowfall events and current snowfall events to see if there’s anything changing in atmospheric dynamics. The focus for the dissertation is Mount Shasta. She fills a teaching assistant role for a physical geography course at the University and also teaches a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) course at the University. She loves teaching these courses and has also received high reviews from past students.