About Kasandra

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Like most kids in the 90's, I grew up watching educational puppet programs like Zabomafoo, LambChops PlayAlong, and of course Mister Rodgers Neighborhood. It was not until 2019 would I pick up my first puppet, and in doing so launched me into this incredible world of ventriloquism I found myself in. 


After receiving my degree in Wildlife Biology, I worked for the State of California for two years creating and performing educational interpretation programs for children. One day I was thinking of ways I can connect with kids when all of a sudden, I saw Shari Lewis's video with LambChop and they described how a chick hatches from an egg. I thought why do we not have any educational puppet shows like the ones I grew up on anymore? After watching that episode, I thought to myself: " I can do that! I can use puppets and ventriloquism to educate children" and with that thought in mind, I bought my first puppet: Peanut. Using only mirrors I taught myself the art of ventriloquism.

 

  I felt I was supposed to something bigger with my life that involved children and puppets so I began to create shows that revolved around subjects that I thought would be valuable to kids  such as the many ways of saying I love you and love your skin color.  I now create educational material that helps build children's self-esteem, learn about the importance of manners, regulating emotions, and how to overcome social problems between peers. 

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Where can you see my work? 

Here is one video from California State Parks in Ports that I worked  in the interpretation team. I filmed, wrote the script  then filmed, directed, and edited videos for it to be used in  FlipGrid a virtual learning platform.

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