Samantha Tristen, Canadian International Council

Samantha Tristen was a Junior Fellow at the CIC from May to September 2021. She has been passionate about democracy since reading Thomas Paine’s Common Sense at the age of 16, so she was elated to be contributing to RODA. Samantha is completing her Master of Global Affairs degree at the University of Toronto’s Munk School, where she focuses on all dimensions of security, democracy, and innovation policy – areas she hopes to pursue professionally.