Natalie is a Master of Public Policy candidate at the School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Toronto and a Junior Fellow of Massey College. A proud Franco-Ontarian, Natalie has lived in five different provinces, including New Brunswick, where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from Mount Allison University. Most recently, she worked on the Hill through the Parliamentary Internship Programme and in youth civic engagement at CIVIX. Her policy interests include social and urban policy, civic engagement and the complexities of intergovernmental jurisdiction.
Sasha is a public policy graduate student at the University of Toronto. She grew up in sunny Kelowna, BC, and received a bachelor’s degree in political science and professional writing from the University of Victoria. While at UVic, she began volunteering in refugee resettlement, which led her to develop a keen interest in issues of diversity, inclusion, and social justice generally. Most recently, she has worked for a community foundation in Victoria, and, when not in front of a computer, she enjoys meandering through cool neighbourhoods, singing and playing guitar (not well!), and exploring the great outdoors.
Caleb is a first year MPP candidate and a second year Junior Fellow at Massey College. He recently graduated from McGill University where he was the co-Editor-in-Chief of the McGill Students’ Indigenous Studies Journal. His research interests include Canadian energy policy, the place of cities and Indigenous governments in contemporary federalism, and the changing role of the media in Canadian society. Originally from Winnipeg, he’s on a quest to make the Prairies relevant to everyone he encounters during his stay in The Centre of the Universe.
Christal is a Master of Public Policy candidate at the University of Toronto’s School of Public Policy and Governance. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Western University, and most recently worked at the London Intercommunity Health Centre. Her policy interests are in health policy, especially as it pertains to health equity, mental health, and women’s health. When she isn’t binging on Youtube videos and finding herself in the weird corners of that platform, she likes to cook, go on walks or hikes, and plan potential vacations.
Leah is a Master of Public Policy candidate at the University of Toronto’s School of Public Policy and Governance. Leah previously received an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree from Queen’s University in Religious Studies. Her policy interests include immigration, national security, and religious diversity. This year, she is completing research pertaining to private religious education in Canadian provinces.
Kelly is a Master of Public Policy candidate at the School of Public Policy and Governance, and a Junior Fellow at Massey College. She holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts with a Specialization in International Relations and American Studies from the University of Toronto. She has several years of experience editing publications, and was previously a Program Editor at the NATO Association of Canada. An avid traveler, her research interests include national security, intergovernmental relations, and the intricacies of policy implementation.
Srijoni is a Master of Public Policy candidate at the University of Toronto and holds an undergrad degree in Public Administration with a specialization in Law, Justice and Policy from York University. She has worked as a Junior Policy Analyst at the Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services and has experiences working at the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines. She is passionate about social justice and equity. Her research interests include civic engagement, immigration, diasporic identities, multicultural policies and the dismantling the layers of systemic barriers faced by marginalized populations.
Milica is a Master of Public Policy candidate at the School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Toronto. She holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto, where she completed a double major in International Relations and Criminology. Her policy interests include immigration, criminal justice reform, as well as international affairs.