Cassandra May Albaugh

Cotati Rohnert Park School Board of Trustees, Area 2

Cassandra will be the first out transgender woman to serve on the Cotati Rohnert Park School Board of Trustees!


A resident of Rohnert Park, CA since 1989, being a journalist is Cassandra’s third career. She joined the staff of the local community newspaper, The Community Voice, in October 2019. Previously, Cassandra spent 28 years active duty with the U.S. Coast Guard, retiring as a Lieutenant Commander in 1997. She worked an additional 14 years with the Coast Guard as a civilian employee as a Master Technical Trainer and Course Designer. She holds a master’s degree in Instructional Systems from Florida State University and was the Senior Coast Guard Instructor at DOD’s Equal Opportunity Institute (1986-88). A member of the Transgender Journalist Association, she considers herself an activist and educator on LGBTQ and Equal Opportunity issues. She routinely covers School Board and City Council meetings for the paper, loves reporting on local community events, and profiling community members in her stories. She has more than 380 articles published since joining the Community Voice.

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