Meet the LSPIRG Team

 
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Jaydene Lavallie
VOLUNTEER & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT DIRECTOR - Brantford
Jaydene is a queer Michif-Cree woman who is always on the move. She finds strength in being around trees and other femme folks. She firmly believes that building community is just as important as direct action and embraces employing a diversity of tactics to achieve collective goals. Her door is always open to talk life, politics, social justice, or strategy. As a long term committed activist and a Laurier alumni who won campaigns on campus during her student years, she is always looking for new folks who want to start/keep learning and take action. jaydene@lspirg.org.

Jacqueline Pelland
VOLUNTEER & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT DIRECTOR - Waterloo

Jacq is a neuro-divergent Two-Spirit Metis femme from Treaty 1 territory residing on the traditional territory of the Anishnawbe, Haudenosaunee, and Neutral nations (as well as on the Haldimand Tract). She is well-versed with organizing and supporting on and off campus campaigns. Jacq aims to engage in acts of decolonization in all of its forms, especially through art, language re-assertion and revitalization, direct action, and the combination of all three. She is determined to support to the best of her ability the creation of sustainable liberation movements of all kinds, so feel free to reach out to her for support and resources to answer your questions on how to get started with organizing, connect with others who share your passions and the surrounding community at large. 

Jay Rideout
COMMUNICATIONS AND OUTREACH DIRECTOR - Waterloo/Brantford
Jay is a white settler residing on the traditional territory of the Anishnawbe, Haudenosaunee, and Neutral nations (as well as on the Haldimand Tract). They identify as a Tran non-binary queer person. They are passionate about a range of social justice and environmental issues and advocate for community and relationship building as a way to move towards a more inclusive future. They are always up for some conversations on anything and everything (as ranting is a pretty solid form of self-care). jay@lspirg.org

HANNAH BATTEN
STAFF SUPPORT Part Time - Waterloo
Hannah is a queer femme white settler residing ont he traditional territory of the Anishnawbe, Haudenosaunee, and Neutral nations (as well as on the Haldimand Tract). She finds grounding being outside and in poetry, and in creating movements and community that allow for our full selves to be present. Hannah strongly believe that we must root ourselves in the understanding of collective liberation and creating pathways to re-exist outside of the currently contexts of violence. Please know that she is available to talk about strategy and movements, life struggles, hold space for those well deserved rants and what you are trying to contextualize in your own journey and growth.  hannah@lspirg.org **Hannah has left as our full time Volunteer & Community Engagement Director in order to pursue a Masters Degree at the University of Guelph. They will be working as a staff support person on Wednesdays until November