A 2019 Global Affairs Canada fellow, Bailey Cordrey seeks to understand the post-colonial flow of extractive resource industry profits. She holds a Bachelor of Environmental Studies from the University of Waterloo’s School of Environment, Resources, and Sustainability, where she developed research interests in political ecology, environmental justice, and Indigenous rights. In her final year of studies, she focused her research on transparency and corruption in the oil and mining sectors. She has completed academic exchanges at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule in Aachen, Germany, where she participated in the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program.
Bailey is a communications consultant at The Engine Room, an international organization that helps activists, civil society, and other social change agents make the most of data and technology to increase their impact. She recently worked with the Green Party of Canada as a member of the 2019 national election campaign team. In 2018 she completed an internship with the United Nations Environment Programme, where she led the domestic digital communications strategy of the Conference to the Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity. Her past work experience includes positions with the Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, the Ontario Ministry of Transportation, and the Region and City of Waterloo.