Natasha Lopes is a second year Graduate student attending the Graduate School for Public and International Affairs at the University of Ottawa. She is originally from Vancouver, British Columbia which is where she completed her undergraduate studies in Political Science with specializations in History and International Relations. Natasha has also studied at the University of Lisbon and University of Coimbra in Portuguese foreign language studies. As the Centre
Research Assistant, Natasha assists the Research Centre Coordinator and CIPS Director with various tasks including research projects, data collection, support for research grants, event organization and other operations for the centre. Prior to joining CIPS Natasha has worked in policy research and development, political campaigning and organizational governance.