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Kalin McCluskey

Executive Director
ed@casa.ca
(613)-236-3457

Kalin is an east-coast transplant with a passion for federal politics and policy. No stranger to post secondary education, she holds: a Bachelor of Philosophy in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of New Brunswick; a Bachelor of Arts in Human Rights and Religious Studies from St Thomas University; a Master of Arts in Public Ethics from St Paul University and the University of Ottawa; and is now completing her PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of New Brunswick. Throughout her formal education, Kalin has been involved with advocacy organizations and campaigns at both the local and national level. Her experience and interest in advocacy and campaigns have lead to work experience with both advocacy organizations and as an exempt staffer in federal politics.

Outside of work and school, Kalin can be found exploring Ottawa, enduring the occasional road race, or chatting in cafes.

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Johnathan Rix

Director of Government and Stakeholder Relations
gov@casa.ca
(613) 236-3457

Johnathan is a proud Prince Edward Islander living and working in the nation's capital. He completed his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Prince Edward Island. As a former Vice-President Academic & External with the UPEI Student Union, Johnathan brings two and a half years of experience with student association work to CASA. He also sat on CASA's Board of Directors for two consecutive years, once as Director-at-Large, Policy and once as Chair.

Outside his education and work, Johnathan enjoys watching hockey and football, playing video games, reading, hiking, and exploring Ottawa.

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Annie Sherry

Director of Communications and Operations
communications@casa.ca
(613) 236-3457

Annie is a proud east coaster, now living and working on the traditional unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishnaabeg people. An alumna of Mount Allison University, her passion for political engagement was first sparked during her time as the Vice-President External Affairs of the Mount Allison Students’ Union (MASU) from 2014-2016. She spent her second term at the MASU as the Chair of the New Brunswick Student Alliance, and as the Member Relations Director-At-Large on CASA’s Board. After 2 years in federal politics, Annie was thrilled to return to CASA in a professional capacity, and is enjoying keeping in touch with post-secondary communities from one coast to the other.

Outside of work you can find Annie at a local music venue, sipping on a dark roast at a nearby cafe, or chatting politics over a craft beer with friends.

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Pamela Bassoi

Bookkeeper and Office Manager
admin@casa.ca
(613) 236-3457

Pamela is a proud Brazilian from Sao Paulo, who has been living in Ottawa for almost 4 years now. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law and is a specialist in Civil, International and Consumer Law in Brazil. Pamela has studied, travelled and lived across the world and she brings to CASA more than 10 years of experience in administrative, legal and bookkeeping roles.

Pamela truly believes we all can contribute to a better world. She says that even small good actions, may have a huge impact in somebody else’s life. She also considers high quality education access as a determinant for a better future.

Pamela stands and fights for equity - which means recognizing and respecting other people’s differences, ensuring that everybody has equal opportunities, Rights and privileges. She highly values attributes such as honesty, integrity, kindness, dedication, positivity, perseverance and bravery.

In her free time, Pamela has a passion for travelling, cooking, dancing, drawing manga (Japanese comic books), reading, studying different languages, watching TV series and movies and, listening to music, especially 80’s songs.

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