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.
Director of Government and Stakeholder Relations
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, and is currently pursuing a Master's of Political Management at Carleton University. 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.
Steven Tomlins, PhD
Policy and Research Analyst
Steven Tomlins joined CASA as Policy and Research Analyst in winter 2020. Prior to CASA, Steven was a Senior Researcher at the Institute on Governance where he participated in governance assessments, strategic planning, evaluations, and conducted research studies that have supported private sector and public sector organizations at the municipal, provincial, and federal level. He has extensive experience supporting governance reviews that were undertaken for the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, the National Research Council, the First Nations Financial Management Board, and the Privy Council Office’s Innovation Hub. He has also contributed to projects for the Young Lawyers International Program, the Federal Black Employee Caucus, Status of Women Canada, the United Nations Development Programme, and a joint-initiative working group consisting of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (now Indigenous Services Canada) and the Assembly of First Nations.
Steven completed his Doctorate degree in Religious Studies at the University of Ottawa, and he was a student team member of the Religion and Diversity Project, a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council funded Major Collaborative Research Initiative. He frequently guest lectures at Carleton University and the University of Ottawa on topics pertaining to religion, cultural diversity, identity, and society.
Communications and Public Relations Officer
Jared is the Communications and Public Relations Officer at The Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA). He is a proud Northern Ontarian with half a decade of experience in digital communications, outreach, and media relations. Prior to joining CASA, he was Digital Director at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute, a charitable non-partisan think tank focusing on defence, trade, security, and geopolitical policy. He has also worked to develop policy and communication strategies in a volunteer capacity for various political associations and student groups.
Jared holds an Honours Bachelor of Social Science from the University of Ottawa, with a double major in Political Science and Criminology. He is now pursuing a Master’s degree in Political Management from Carleton University.
Jared is an avid politico and sportsman. He enjoys playing hockey, golf, baseball, and football. He also loves to read, cook, and watch Netflix.
Bookkeeper and Office Manager
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.