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Our Team

Tristan Oliff
Co-Founder

With roots in South Africa, Kenya and Canada he has been based in Ottawa since 2015 where he attended Carleton University for Politics and African Studies.
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Sam Shields
Co-Founder

Interested in the conversation about the conversation, Sam is curious about current events, public policy, and how we talk about important things.
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Sam Mastantuono
Content Creation & Campaign Lead

Lead content creator for the Nouvelle News Instagram, Sam is a Ryerson University student, completing her Master of Professional Communications.
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Clare Duncan
Contributing-Editor

A writer and journalist who runs Questions of Understanding, Clare makes sure Nouvelle’s it’s and its are put in the write place.
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James Casey
Staff Writer

From London, Ontario, he studies Economics and Political Science at uOttawa. Passionate about centering often sidelined issues and stories, he hopes to amplify youth-issues in Canadian politics.
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Sofia Chaudhry
Staff Writer

A Carleton University student doing her Masters in Political Science.
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Shervin Ghiami
Staff Writer

A Common Law student at the University of Ottawa with a History and Political Science background. He believes history writes itself and journalists must analyze events, linking them to the bigger picture.
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Gabriel Hamburg
Staff Writer

A graduate of Carleton’s Public Affairs and Policy Management program. Passionate about writing and politics, he will combine the two for Nouvelle, covering important issues as no other outlet can.
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Rachel Watts
Staff Writer

A third-year Journalism student at Carleton University from Montreal. She is interested in covering social issues relating to language, justice and gender.
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