Current Place of Residence: Sherwood Park, Alberta
University: University of Toronto
Current/Recent Course: Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
Through her studies in women & gender studies and sociology, Joanne has developed a keen interest in equity issues, social policy, and building capacity in the non-profit sector. She founded and led Ophelia's Voice, a girls' leadership organization in Edmonton, AB, and currently organizes a network of young non-profit professionals in Toronto who are interested in advocating on sector-level issues. Joanne has interned with a Toronto city councillor, Ottawa's Caledon Institute of Social Policy, and a women's microfinance NGO in northern India. She also enjoys ballet, weightlifting, and outdoor activities.