Tara Paterson works in human rights for a national labour union. She works specifically on the issues of gender equity and queer and trans inclusion in the workplace. Previously, Tara has worked at progressive think tanks in Canada and in the United Kingdom, as well as for various political campaigns. She has also written on politics, gender, and sexuality for major national publications, including the National Post and the Globe and Mail, and has frequently appeared as a political commentator on CBC Radio. Tara holds a BA in Political Science and Gender Studies from the University of Victoria, and a Masters of Public Policy and an MSc in Geography from the University of Oxford. She resides in downtown Ottawa.