Cass is a Virginia native who completed her Master of Letters at Mary Baldwin College in 2010, where she wrote her thesis on Shakespeare’s evolution of the traditional narrative of male friendship. She earned her undergraduate degree, a BA in English with a minor in history, from the College of William and Mary in 2007, where she was accepted into the Alpha Delta Gamma honor society for Medieval and Renaissance Studies. Cass served on the boards of student theatrical production companies at both Mary Baldwin and William & Mary. She now works as Academic Resources Manager at the American Shakespeare Center, composing study guides, workshops, web content, and other ephemera related to teaching Shakespeare to students of all ages. In addition to working at the ASC, she is a freelance writer of prose fiction and historical nonfiction.