Originally from Windsor ON, Holly Stanczak moved to Ottawa to study political science at Carleton University. She now works as the legislative assistant for the Deputy Leader of the Green Party and continues her passionate activism on a variety of issues including, climate change, economic inequality, international affairs, youth leadership and democratic reform.
Community service and consensus building are the cornerstones of Holly’s activist and leadership philosophies. At NextUp, she aims to develop her understanding of the interconnections between the social justice issues she’s currently engaged with and others, including food security and disability issues. Holly is working to develop her capacity to drive progress on a local and global scale and build networks with other activists.
She balances her professional and activist work out with outdoor activities, reading about psychology and politics, travel, and time with friends and family.