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Karson Simpson

Karson Simpson

Karson Simpson (she/her) is a Master of Arts candidate in Global Governance at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, affiliated with the University of Waterloo. A recent graduate from the University of Toronto, Karson earned an Honours Bachelor of Arts and Science degree, graduating with distinction with a double major in Criminology and Socio-Legal Studies …

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Anjali Patel

Anjali Karishma Patel

Anjali Karishma Patel is a recent graduate from the University of Warwick in the UK. She possesses both an MA in International Relations and a BA (Hons) in English Literature from the university. As an undergraduate student, Anjali was able to forge links between the state of international affairs with World Literature which encouraged her …

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Paige Martin

Paige Martin

Paige Martin is a student at the Balsillie School of International Affairs in the Masters of Arts in Global Governance Program. She recently graduated from the University of Calgary with Distinction in Political Science and a minor in Security Studies. Throughout her undergraduate degree, Paige had the opportunity to study in a variety of disciplines …

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Jennifer Jaeger

Jennifer Jaeger

Jennifer Jaeger graduated from the University of Waterloo in 2020 receiving a Bachelor of Environmental Studies in Honours International Development – Practice Specialization (Dean’s Honours List) with a minor in Geography and Environmental Management. During her studies, Jennifer also completed a Global Experience Certificate and a Certificate in German Language, studying abroad in both Sweden …

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Matthew Olsen

Matthew Olsen

Matthew Olsen is a student at the Balsillie School of International Affairs in the Master of Arts in Global Governance program. He graduated in 2022 from the University of Waterloo with a degree in Political Science and Business and a minor in public policy. During his undergraduate degree, Matthew was highly involved on campus as …

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Laeba Khan

Laeba Khan

Laeba Khan is a recent graduate of the University of Waterloo, where she studied International Development and Political Science. Currently, she is a Global Governance M.A candidate at the Balsillie School of International Affairs. Coming from an interdisciplinary international development background, Laeba is interested in bridging together diverse perspectives of global governance such as development …

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Abigail Ollila

Abigail Viktoria Ollila

Abigail Ollila graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in History. She owes her passion for governance to this academic background. Examining the systems of the past informed and compelled her desire to contribute towards a brighter future. Abigail engaged deeply with her undergraduate community and served in a variety …

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Matthew Vucic

Matthew Vucic

Matthew Vucic is a graduate student at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, pursing a Master of Arts in Global Governance. He is a recent graduate from Wilfrid Laurier University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a minor in History. His research interests include Global Political Economy (specifically in research surrounding North/East …

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Suzanne Sawicki

Suzie Sawicki

Suzie Sawicki is a student at the Balsillie School of International Affairs in the Master of International Public Policy program. She holds a degree in International Relations and Development Studies with a minor in Business Administration from the University of Windsor. Suzie has worked in a variety of research roles in the context of education, …

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Jenna Phillips

Jenna Phillips

Jenna Phillips (she/her) recently graduated with a Bachelor’s in Environmental Studies from the School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability at the University of Waterloo, with a Minor in Geography and Environmental Management and a Diploma in Environmental Assessment. During her undergrad, Jenna explored the socio-political dimensions of sustainability and how critical a systems lens is …

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