Allyssa Walsh joined the Dallaire Initiative in June 2017 as a Program Assistant. Today, she continues with the team as a Communications and Research Assistant.

Allyssa previously worked for the Province of Nova Scotia and has completed a Bachelor’s Degree with combined Honours in both Political Science and History (’19) from Dalhousie University. Allyssa decided to continue her studies at Dalhousie and is currently completing her Master’s in Political Science. She was a 2015 Terry Fox Humanitarian Award Recipient and was the 2020 recipient of the Margaret Meagher scholarship.

Allyssa has a deep passion for gender issues and gender justice. Her current research project focuses on the impact of gender on child protection in conflict.