Simone DeFacendis is the newest member of the Munk School Programs Team. Simone has over three years of experience in student services, and recently completed her Master of Education in Higher Education at OISE. During her undergraduate studies, she became involved in student services where she discovered her passion for helping students succeed holistically. She held various positions at the Department of Student Life’s Communications Office: as a communications intern, digital storyteller, outreach ambassador and student representative. Simone spent three summer terms working as a communications officer at Canada Border Services Agency, Government of Canada. Most recently, during her graduate studies, she worked as a graduate assistant for the Making Spaces Lab at OISE. In her new role as MPP office assistant, Simone will be providing administrative assistance to our Master of Public Policy program and running the Canadiana Gallery reception desk. Simone can be reached at 416-978-5120, by email, and at the third-floor reception desk at Canadiana Gallery.