PhD student,  Integrated Studies in Education, McGill University

A community worker and educator, Désirée has had the chance to learn from Montreal youth and other community workers for more than 15 years. She is interested in stories and histories of community organizing and their educational potential. In the last years, she planned and coordinated a project to produce popular education material on the history of Caribbean communities in Quebec: “Histoire et culture de la diaspora caribéenne au Québec: préparation d’outils éducatifs pour les intervenants jeunesse communautaires (2012-2014).
She was also the Montreal field coordinator for the MapCollab research project (2013-2017) where youth from St-Michel and Little Burgundy created audiovisual clips on their experiences of their neighbourhood.