Anna-Kay Russell is a second-year Master of Public Policy student, specializing in Environmental Studies, at the School of Public Policy & Governance (SPPG) at the University of Toronto. She holds a bilingual international Bachelor of Arts (iBA) degree in Environmental Studies and Psychology from Glendon College, York University, and is currently a member of the University of Toronto’s Black Students’ Association and an Analyst with the Gender, Diversity & Public Policy Initiative at SPPG. Anna-Kay is very passionate about justice and equity in policy-making, including environmental protections and how our gender and/or racial identities help us to develop policies and programs through an intersectional lens. Anna-Kay carries with her an extensive research and public service background, most recently working for the Canadian government’s Natural Resources department, as well as the province of Ontario’s Ministry of Indigenous Relations & Reconciliation. Beyond graduation, Anna-Kay hopes to become a leader of change in her communities near and far, and she is so excited to be a part of the inaugural collaboration between the Harvard Kennedy School and the University of Toronto!