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Pamela Bassoi

Bookkeeper and Office Manager
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(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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Mackenzy Metcalfe

Executive Director
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(613) 236-3457

Mackenzy has been involved in post-secondary education advocacy for several years. As a student advocate at Western University, Mackenzy represented Western students as the head of government relations at her student union and sat on the board of directors for provincial and national student advocacy organizations, including the Ontario Undergraduate Student Association. 

Originally from Windsor, Ontario, Mackenzy is finishing her Master's in Political Management at Carleton University and holds an Honours Specialization in International Relations from Western University. Mackenzy is now the Executive Director of the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations.

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James Caldwell

Government & Stakeholder Relations Officer
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(613)-236-3457

Proudly hailing from Northern New Brunswick, James is the Government and Stakeholder Relations Officer. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce, Major of Entrepreneurship, from Dalhousie University and a Master of Political Management from Carleton University. 

James has always had a passion for student engagement and community. He was a student leader throughout his years of schooling, culminating in his role as the Shirreff Hall Residence Council President while at Dalhousie University.

James brings to CASA previous experience in corporate communications at a major Public Relations firm. 

Outside of work, James can be found hiking his way through National Parks or making handmade soap.

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Trevor Potts

Policy & Research Analyst
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(613)-236-3457

Trevor is the Policy and Research Analyst at the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA). He holds Bachelor’s degrees in Honours Science and Classics, and recently graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a Masters in Global Health Systems.


Prior to joining CASA, Trevor worked as Policy Analyst with College Student Alliance (CSA) in Toronto, as well as worked in Copenhagen for the UN Refugee Agency Global Operations team, and as a Program Coordinator at Aga Khan University in Kampala.


In his free time, Trevor plays 5 instruments, makes fancy espresso creations, and hosts a podcast: CollegeCast.

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Wasiimah Joomun

Member Relations Officer
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(613)-236-3457

Wasiimah is the Member Relations Officer (MRO) at the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations(CASA). She is from the beautiful paradise island of Mauritius and has been calling Fredericton, New Brunswick, home since 2016 until her recent move to Ottawa to work with us! Wasiimah graduated from St. Thomas University in 2020 with a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Criminology, Criminal Justice and Psychology. After graduating, she served as the Executive Director for the New Brunswick Student Alliance from 2020 to 2022. Needless to say, Wasiimah is no stranger to the student government since her election as the Vice President Student Life in 2018. Wasiimah describes herself as an intersectional feminist, political nerd and a classic gemini. Through her work, her involvement in the community, and her personal life, Wasiimah strives to ensure that a safe inclusive environment is fostered guided by her communication, teamwork, critical thinking and consensus skill sets. When not working, Wasiimah can be found sleeping or enjoying a few cocktails with friends

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Max Greer

Communications and Creative Content Officer
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(613)-236-3457

Hailing from the Niagara region, Max brings a background of marketing and social media content creation to his role as Communications and Creative Content Officer (CCCO) at CASA. He is a graduate of the Film Production program at Niagara College, and specializes in creating content that connects with, inspires and empowers the viewer. 

Max got his start in content creation when he was the volunteer Videographer/Photographer for the YWCA Niagara Region. From there he worked at a startup marketing agency in Toronto before beginning a two year stint in the automotive industry. When he’s not at work Max is most likely walking his dog Goose around Ottawa, baking some bread or drinking an overpriced latte.

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