Cass Pastorelle, Program Director
Cass received her B.A. in Spanish Language and Literature and Environmental Studies from Tufts University in 2012. Through the Tisch Citizenship and Public Service Scholars Program, she worked with Eagle Eye her junior and senior years coordinating after-school and summer programs with Boston-area youth groups.
After working in environmental education, sustainable agriculture and food production, and foreign language education, she returned to Eagle Eye in 2016 to help develop our programs and partnerships in Western Mass.
Cass has a deep love for nature that comes from her experiences hiking and camping with her family in the forests and mountains of New England. She finds it rewarding to share this with young people and see the wonder and joy sparked by a connection with the outdoors.
Ellie Viggiani, Youth Education Coordinator
Ellie received her B.A. in Environmental Studies with a Minor in Politics from Mount Holyoke College in May 2020 before joining TerraCorps (AmeriCorps).
At Mount Holyoke, Ellie focused on restoration ecology and environmental education. She had the opportunity to intern on the Elwha Restoration Project with Olympic National Park and the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe and create a place-based environmental science curriculum for an elementary school in Hadley, MA. She was actively involved in the Restoration Ecology Program at Mount Holyoke as well as the Mount Holyoke Outing Club.
Ellie is serving in a split position with Eagle Eye and their partner site Kestrel Land Trust for the 2020-21 service year and is excited to share her passion for the outdoors with students and community members. Outside of her service, Ellie enjoys backpacking, playing guitar, reading, and writing children’s stories.