Cassie Betts started her career as a fashion designer. When she saw firsthand how outdated the technologies used for designing and manufacturing clothing were, she decided to take action.
LOS ANGELES — As Cassie Betts heads into work, the Inglewood native knows exactly how she wants to help the youth in her traditionally underserved community. “We want to own our own narratives. We want to promote our own narratives, distribute our own narratives and profit from our own narratives,” she said.
How I Missed Out on a Stanford Education by Having No Guidance to Greatness Came across this article on the top colleges in the world and it reminded me of my own tragic AF college story. When I was a JR/SR in high school, I told my school counselor I wanted to apply for the local university’s gifted...
Los Angeles, CA – In December of 2020, MISLA (Made In South LA) was named among the recipients to benefit from a $15 million investment over three years for Black and African American-led nonprofits that are working to increase skill development and economic opportunities.
As I entered into the world of technology, I realized that one of the hardest hurdles for me to get past was the tech lingo, VC vernacular, and “engineerese.” In tech there is literally an acronym for E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G! Initially, I was very green and knew I had to cultivate a deep understanding of tech culture, especially the everyday lingo that is commonly used to convey specialized information.
From VSEDC client to Head of Technology, Cassie Betts is creating a tech-based revolution in South L.A. (Photo E. Mesiyah McGinnis / L.A. Sentinel)