Deon Castello is a PhD Student in Global Governance at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, Wilfrid Laurier University, specializing in global social governance.
She holds a BA (Hons) in Legal Studies with concentration in human rights law and communication. A recent Ryerson Immigration and Settlement Studies Masters graduate she mediates and liaisons with governmental and non-governmental organizations on issues of migration and other social justice concerns.
Prior to her immigration and settlement studies masters, Deon studied Globalization at the master’s level at McMaster University focusing on temporary foreign workers with specific emphasis on the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program.
In both master’s degree programs Deon’s research dealt with policies and provisions for stakeholders in the Seasonal Agriculture Worker Program. Her recent work involved interviews with senior government officials, other civil servants and current and former workers in the program from a source country perspective where she travelled to St. Vincent and the Grenadines to interact with participants.
Her academic-career future goal focuses on developing research on the inter-relationship of ‘temporary’ labour migration and how it affects and changes through cultures.