Born and raised in Hawaii, Cady brings a unique perspective to the field of education. Having spent two summers in Native American communities with extended family, she is passionate about helping communities similar to the ones where she grew up.
Cady holds a bachelor’s degree in human biology and a master’s degree in education, both from Stanford University. For the last five years, Cady has worked at Stanford University’s Native American Cultural Center. This year, she became the co-developer of a Native American youth empowerment pilot program that aims to introduce Native American youth to Native American students at Stanford with similar backgrounds. The ultimate goal of the program is to bridge the gap between cultural/spiritual beliefs and academic achievement.
While teaching biology and pre-calculus to youth in Rapid City, Calif., Cady fell in love with teaching.
She aspires to make science culturally relevant to all youth, and believes that “education can be used as a preventative measure, giving youth a voice to create change in their communities.”