Cassie Randolph isn’t your stereotypical member of Bachelor Nation.
After breaking up with The Bachelor‘s Colton Underwood in 2020, the California native wasn’t one to attend countless red carpet event or document every piece of her life on Instagram. Instead, Cassie took time during the coronavirus pandemic to focus on herself.
“I feel like it was during a weird time in the world,” Cassie, who appeared on season 23 of the ABC reality show, exclusively shared with E! News. “I grew a lot.”
Away from the cameras, Cassie recently earned her master’s degree in speech pathology and began working in a private practice. Her hopes? To become a “full-fledged speech therapist,” she said, “where you can work for yourself and have people work under you and have your own clients.”
Ultimately, life isn’t all work. On March 14, Cassie appeared in the first part of Clayton Echard‘s dramatic season finale of The Bachelor.