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Mackenzy Metcalfe

Executive Director
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(613) 236-3457

Mackenzy is proudly from Windsor, Ontario and recently moved to Ottawa from London, Ontario. 

She is no stranger to student politics, having served as the Vice-President of External Affairs at the University Student’s Council at Western University, leading government relations and advocacy for Western’s 35 000 students. She also played an active role in advocacy organizations in student politics. She served as the Vice-President of Finance at the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA), and as the Chair of Undergraduates of Canadian Research-Intensive Universities (UCRU). 

Mackenzy is finishing her Masters in Political Management from Carleton University and holds a Honors Specialization in International Relations from Western University. Prior to joining CASA, she worked in Research at Summa Strategies, a government relations firm in Ottawa, Ontario. 

Outside of student advocacy, Mackenzy has contributed to various municipal, provincial and federal campaigns. She also loves to watch reality TV, and cook.

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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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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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