A naturally curious individual, Annalise likes to ask questions. As a Policy Analyst + Designer at BII+E, she is interested in applying different ways to navigate and articulate complex ideas, starting with the intersection of the design and research. 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 at Ryerson University 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 taking an active role in creating new opportunities.

Annalise is particularly interested in 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 Bachelor of Arts in Politics and Governance from Ryerson University. She also completed an exchange at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.

Articles by this Author

May 30, 2018

This article was originally published in Policy Options. Across the country, libraries, community organizations and social programs are helping people apply for jobs online, open social media accounts and learn …

December 22, 2017

The heart of the GEM study is total early-stage entrepreneurial activity (or TEA), which captures people who are actively planning a new venture all the way to those who are …

This summary distills key insights from our Empowering Women in Entrepreneurship + Social Enterprise Design Workshop, which we hosted to inform the design of a Call for Proposals to be announced in the coming weeks.

August 15, 2017

Digital Literacy in a Digital Age is the first discussion paper in our new research series, The State of Digital Literacy in Canada. The series aims to help policymakers and …