Rachel Leistra


Rachel Leistra is a fourth-year Sociology student at the University of Ottawa completing a co-op work term with Cardus. She grew up in Hamilton, moved to Ottawa for school, and has returned to work in the Hamilton office. In her previous co-op placements, Rachel has worked with an NGO in Delhi focusing on water and sanitation issues and at Statistics Canada as a testing officer for the Labour Force Survey. She enjoys being active in her church and broader community, and in her free time can often be found volunteering, reading a book, spending time with friends and family, or practicing handstands and other tricks.

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