Cassie Scanlan graduated from NC State University with a B.S. in Animal Science and a B.S. in Zoology in 2013 and with a M.S. in Animal Science in 2016 and graduated from Iowa State University with a M.S. in Animal Breeding and Genetics in 2019. She worked in the swine industry for 4 years before coming to work at NC State. In her free time, she enjoys horseback riding, music, playing with her dogs and hanging out with friends and family.