Kelsey DeGagné is an optimist, an outdoors enthusiast, and a staunch proponent of the value of trying new things. She grew up in Thunder Bay, and has since lived all across Ontario. She is currently in her final year of studying Political Science at the University of Notre Dame, where she has developed a passion for affecting positive change in her communities. Kelsey has assisted in planning city-wide events as an intern at a local non-profit, and serves as an International Ambassador at Notre Dame. Her undergraduate capstone research project combines her love of Canadian wildlife with her interest in public policy, comparing fishery policy in Atlantic Canada to that in Iceland and the E.U.