Rachel Nauta was born and raised in the rural community of Blenheim in southwestern Ontario. Growing up, Rachel had a passion for all things Canadian. This passion led her to study in Canada’s capital at the University of Ottawa where she completed a Bachelor of Social Sciences Honours degree, specializing in Public Administration. During two of her summer breaks, Rachel travelled to Jonquière and Trois Rivières, Québec to study French and improve her second-language skills. In Ottawa, Rachel volunteered for CAUSE, an organization that provides free tutoring to homeless and vulnerable populations, where she developed an interest in education policy and social welfare programs. Throughout her studies, Rachel focused on bureaucracy, and is now looking forward to learning about the legislative process through OLIP.
OLIP Committee Chair: Sponsorship
First Term Placement: MPP Ernie Hardeman, Oxford
Second Term Placement: MPP Daiene Vernile, Kitchener Centre