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Mats Trung

Mats Trung is a professional translator with previous experiences at the Government of Canada in Ottawa and at a translation agency in Toulouse, France. He has taken on recently the position of translator at BBH, a mining company with exploration projects in northern Quebec. Born in Montreal and grew up in Europe, he now shares his time between Germany, Sweden and Canada.
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Léa Tremblay

Léa loves dance and walking outside (no matter how cold it is!). She thinks the social and political sciences are intrinsically linked to the arts because at their core the performing arts are about life and the world we all share. She has a passion for food and loves cooking, working in restaurants and having […]
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Anna Vanderkooy

Anna is from the lovely city of Guelph, Ontario. Working towards the completion of her fourth year in Environmental Studies, she is looking forward to spending much of this year in Senegal doing research on food and land access for her undergraduate thesis.
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Gina Vukojevic

Gina was born in the Former Yugoslavia, but has spent the majority of her life in Canada and is still getting used to the climate! She is the Vice-President of the Waterloo Student Association for International Development and is passionate about sustainable development, gender and equality issues, religion, and yoga. 
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Ani Semanjaku

Ani will soon receive her BA in Anthropology after 3 years at the University of Toronto and a 1-year exchange at Laval University. She has very diverse academic interests, including economic and development anthropology, global health and medicine, psychological anthropology, languages and linguistics. In the future, Ani would like to pursue graduate studies in Medical […]
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Krithika Sukumar

Krithika is an undergraduate student in Global Development Studies with a minor in economics. She has a deep interest in economic change and is fascinated with gender relations. Krithika strongly believes in the might of the pen in transforming the world and hopes to pursue journalism.
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Sarah Rostom

Is a third year Arts & Science student deeply interested in development (as you’d expect!). This interest best manifested itself in her research during the summer of 2011 where she studied social capital and its role in Third World development. In her spare time, she loves to camp, read, and spend time with family and […]
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Bobbie Macdonald

Recently, Bobbie has worked in Likoni, Kenya with the Likoni Community Development Program and the Foundation for Sustainable Development and in Winnipeg as a Research Assistant at the International Institute for Sustainable Development and The University of Winnipeg. His research background is in China’s impact on political and economic development in Africa and the determinants of […]
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Aladdin Diakun

With a background in literature and a passion for policy, Aladdin is thrilled to be part of the Undercurrent team. Currently in the final year of a second undergrad (Political Science), his research interests involve urban responses to converging global crises with a particular focus on environmental agency and securitization. When not reading about societal […]
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Jonathan Williams

Jonathan is from Halifax. He completed his undergraduate this year in International Development and Globalisation at the University of Ottawa, and presently works as a parliamentary assistant to the New Democratic Party’s Natural Resources critic. Previously, Jonathan worked or studied in Brazil, Peru, Guatemala and Bangladesh. Jonathan is particularly interested in social service provision, environmental [&hel
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