Simone Tissenbaum is a first-year Masters student completing her MA in Education and Society. Her thesis explores the topic of gender-based violence and sexual health & relationship education through embodied knowledge and dance/movement practice with youth. Simone is engaged in the McGill community through her work at Teaching and Learning Services as a Graduate Assistant, as well as supporting survivors of sexual assault through the navigation of policy on campus.

Prior to continuing her academic pursuits at McGill, Simone completed a Bachelor of Commerce at Ryerson University, where she was involved in several student leadership initiatives, including an international entrepreneurial project in Kenya. Between her undergraduate and graduate pursuits, Simone worked as a teacher at a private high school, where she taught social science and business courses.

Simone’s business and teaching backgrounds, as well as her current work on the topic of gender-based violence, support her well in the work that is being done on the ATTSVE project. She is excited to learn from, and offer her skills and experiences to, this project.