Cassandra is a Senior Lecturer in Viticulture at the University of Adelaide. After completing a Bachelor of Agricultural Science and a PhD in Horticulture, she gained experience in the wine industry as a cellarhand, an assistant winemaker and a viticulturist. However, a love of plants and a passion for research and teaching led to a role as a research fellow with the South Australian Research and Development Institute and the University of Adelaide, and then to her current role as a lecturer. Cassandra has published numerous viticulture and horticulture articles, and her current research interests concern grapevine reproduction, organic and biodynamic vineyard management, and new technologies for assessing vine performance.