Chelsea Sidloski

Master of International Public Policy    

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Chelsea Sidloski

Master of International Public Policy

Chelsea Sidloski is a Masters student of International Public Policy at the Balsillie School of International Affairs. She is an experienced community development professional who thrives to support and promote equal economic and social opportunities for marginalized communities. Her research interests include human security, global migration, and development within Africa and the diaspora.

Through growing up internationally and having the chance to live and work with international communities, Chelsea was inspired to take on International Development and policy issues very seriously. Through her lived experiences in developing countries such as Kenya (part of her origin) she was exposed to a myriad of series social issues from the young age of five and knew that she had to be a part of a positive change.

Prior to her Master of International Public Policy, Chelsea graduated from York University with a specialization in International Development where she completed most of her research and papers on African development and identity. After completing her undergraduate, she went on to work in the public health field where she developed a keen interest in understanding the complexities of the COVID-19 pandemic and its direct impact to the development of marginalized communities. While working on the frontlines during the pandemic to conduct grassroot community outreach and research, she worked within the black and south Asian communities among the “hotspots” of the GTA which drove her curiosity to deepen her understandings of policy development.

After graduating from York University, Chelsea founded a community organization- Souls of the 6IX which is based out of Regent Park, Toronto. Her work entails redefining the misconceptions of marginalized communities across the GTA through outreach, education and business promotion.

During her time as a Masters student at the Balsillie School of International Affairs she will be specializing in human security and global migration. Chelsea is hoping to combine her past education and work experience with her new learnings of International Public Policy to inspire positive change and eventually create a community-led policy framework that will provide an opportunity for marginalized communities around the world to implement sustainable policies in a bottom-up approach.

Awards

  • Laurier’s Graduate Scholarship, 2021-2022
  • York University Dean’s List, 2020-2021

Education

  • BA in International Development, York University, 2020
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