March Bio

Cindy Luongo Cassidy

About Myself: I grew up in Virginia with strong connections to the out-of-doors, then spent too many years with Ross Perot’s company at a desk developing large computer systems. As a widow with “life’s too short syndrome” I quit to take care of my first grandchild. He and I, and later his sister, took to the out-of-doors daily. A desire to make the world a little better for them led me to promoting the reduction of light pollution. Over time, I put together pages of notes about a fun way to educate people and inspire them to get out-of-doors and enjoy the natural night time. Those notes became the basis for the Texas Night Sky Festival®. 

You May Not Know: Long ago and far away, I was a private pilot. 

FAV Master Naturalist Activity: I love the months of teamwork and resulting positive effects on thousands of people who attend the Texas Night Sky Festival®. I also love the quiet by Onion Creek when John and I monitor it for water quality.