Cassandra Astemborski is a research specialist at the UW-CTRI Milwaukee office. She joined the UW-CTRI staff in August 2009. “I originally took this position because I was interested in research and behavior change”. She graduated with a bachelor’s in Psychology and received her master’s in Community Counseling. She is a licensed therapist and nationally certified. “I love working with participants to help them with quitting smoking and being able to see the positive impact this has on their life”.