Who We Are

About The Team

Kassandra ter Beek



Kassandra is the founder and president of Orangutan Pals. Before settling down in Colorado for school, she traveled around the world and grew up to appreciate the environment, especially endangered species. It was at the University of Colorado – Boulder, where she realised that she had a purpose to help bring attention to the plight of the orangutan. As she was engrossed in a primate behaviour class, she was drawn to the beauty and intelligence of orangutans. After doing more research, she decided to put this newfound interest to a productive use.



You can usually find her fawning over orangutans, sharing her love of them with random strangers at one of Colorado’s amazing breweries, or taking her cat on random adventures like skiing the mountains or climbing rocks. If not, you can find her working at her day job in the tech industry.