Cassandra Cacoq is an artist and designer born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. She holds an M.S. in chemistry from the University of Oregon and a B.S. in chemistry with a minor in art from Simmons College. She recently graduated with a certificate in fashion design from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Her interests include fabric/fiber manipulation, textile design, fashion design, garment construction, and millinery. She is the co-founder of PESTON, a lifestyle brand specializing in unique home goods and accessories. In the spring of 2018, Cacoq and her partner opened their first brick and mortar at Bow Market, located in Union Sq. Somerville, MA.