Cassandra Budlong studied at Old Dominion University in Virginia where she earned a Master of Arts in Humanities. She served for nine years in the US Navy, and was actively involved in implementing the US Navy’s Equal Opportunity Program on all naval facilities, ships and squadrons on the east coast of the USA, as well as working as a military journalist.
After leaving the Navy, she worked as Marketing Director for two major Los Angeles area shopping centers, and in San Diego county as a Downtown Coordinator and Special Events Director staging four major street festivals in a downtown business district each year. She also worked in Public Relations in southern California for a community hospital, a chamber of commerce, and in the city hall offices.
Ms. Budlong gained extensive experience in editing a wide range of publications while working in her previous positions including company newsletters, business journals, information brochures, and books.
Additionally, she has over 20 years experience teaching at international business schools in Switzerland, including SBS Swiss Business School, lecturing in Business English, Cross-cultural Communication and Interpersonal Communication.
She currently serves on the Executive Board of the American Women’s Club of Zurich as the Vice President of Clubhouse Operations. From 2011-2013 Ms. Budlong was on the Executive Board of the Zurich International Women’s Association and was the Editor of the association’s monthly news magazine for over six years.