A naturally curious individual, Annalise likes to ask questions. As a Policy Assistant at BII+E, she has fingers in several pies, from contributing to reports to supporting projects such as the Policy Innovation Platform. She is interested in applying different ways to navigate and articulate complex ideas, starting with the intersection of the Institute’s projects and policy work. Understanding people and contexts is important to her, as well as thinking about how to bring this understanding into new programs and strategies.
She used her time as a student to explore these ideas, collaboratively creating opportunities and advocating in support of experiential learning. In addition to representing students at program, faculty, and university-wide levels, Annalise worked with university administration to identify specific student needs and develop programs to fill the gaps. Whether it was creating an organization of student scholars that coordinated placements for their peers in community organizations, or a field placement course for students looking for practical experience, she has always been excited about MacGyver-ing new opportunities out of situations.
Annalise is curious about how to make innovation and entrepreneurship matter to people who don’t identify as innovators or entrepreneurs. She’s inspired by good questions, good ideas, and bad puns.
Annalise has a BA in Politics and Governance from Ryerson University. She also completed an undergraduate exchange at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.