Ashley Renz is a resident of Hamilton, Ontario. She is a two-time graduate of the University of Toronto holding a BA in Political Science and an MA in European and Russian Affairs. After graduation, Ashley continues to pursue projects on Eastern European and Western Balkan politics. Her interests include nationalism and identity, democracy and transition, and trauma and healing with an intersectional focus on gender and minority rights. In her free time, Ashley is passionate about language learning, leisure reading and travel with loved ones.