Cassandra Sanchez was appointed as the second Child Advocate for the State of New Hampshire in April 2022.
She holds a B.A. in Psychology and a M.A. in Community and Social Psychology, both from UMass Lowell.
In Spring 2021, she received a certificate in Multicontextual Trauma from Simmons University.
Cassandra brings with her an expertise in child welfare from the MA Department of Children and Families,
with a specialty in kinship care, as well as a background in mental health care. She has a passion for
working with children from all backgrounds, empowering them to speak out, and making certain their voices are heard.
By establishing strong working relationships and collaboration with state agencies, legislature, community partners
and the governor’s office, Cassandra will seek to ensure protection and advocate for the best interest of children
across the state. In her leisure time, Cassandra enjoys being active outdoors, going on hikes, paddle boarding, and
taking scenic drives through the granite state from the coast to the snow-capped mountains. Although she currently resides
in Massachusetts, she is eager to move her family across the border to New Hampshire.