Kassandra Frederique is the New York policy manager at the Drug Policy Alliance. She works to build powerful coalitions in communities devastated by drug misuse and the war on drugs. Kassandra currently manages the Fairness and Equity campaign, which is working throughout New York State to end racially biased marijuana arrests and policing practices, as well as to create policy solutions to ameliorate the collateral consequences of criminal justice involvement. Prior to DPA, she served as a social worker in the South Bronx and organized workers in Chicago and New Orleans. Kassandra earned her master's degree in social work at Columbia University and a B.S. in industrial labor relations at Cornell University.