Leslie Muñoz is a proud member of the Colombian diaspora and has lived in Ontario since 2004. Prior to OLIP, she attended Carleton University in Ottawa where she received a Master of Arts Degree in Political Economy and a Bachelor of Public Affairs and Policy Management degree with a Specialization in Human Rights. During this time Leslie’s research focused on migrant justice, immigration policy and settler colonialism (a type of colonial formation) in the Canadian context. She also enjoyed the opportunity to collaborate on research projects in Peru, the UK and in the Ontario region. Outside of academia, Leslie had the pleasure of participating in Canada’s G7/G20 Summits team while working as a Policy Analyst at Global Affairs Canada. This past year she was also able to pursue a passion in municipal governance through an internship opportunity with her local City of Ottawa Councilor. Leslie is looking forward to gaining first-hand experience in provincial politics and is particularly excited by the opportunity to engage with constituents and other stakeholders in Ontario’s democratic process.
OLIP Committee Chair: Meetings
First Term Placement: MPP Peggy Sattler, London West
Second Term Placement: MPP Soo Wong, Scarborough-Agincourt