Natalie Brunet is a Master of Public Policy candidate at the 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. Passionate about democracy, she has worked on Parliament Hill, with a variety of civic engagement non-profits and in government. Her policy interests include the shared economy, civic engagement and the complexities of intergovernmental relations.
Sasha Gronsdahl is a public policy graduate student at the University of Toronto. She has a bachelor’s degree in political science and professional writing from the University of Victoria and most recently worked for a community foundation in Victoria. While at UVic, she began volunteering in refugee resettlement and advocacy, which sparked a lifelong interest in broader issues of diversity, inclusion, and social justice. When she’s not in front of a computer, you might find Sasha buried in a good book, writing parody songs with her guitar, or exploring the great outdoors.