Cassandra (Cassie) Deskus is an Assistant Special Counsel and Excelsior Service Fellow in the New York Governor’s Office, where she works on issues relating to criminal justice, public integrity, and risk mitigation. She received her JD, magna cum laude, from NYU Law where she was an ASPIRE Cybersecurity Scholar. She also has an M.S. in Predictive Analytics from Northwestern University, and a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Chicago. Her posts represent the views of the author alone.