Anna Vogt is the Director of the MCC Ottawa Office. She is grew up in Dawson City, Yukon. She started working with MCC as part of the Seed program in the Montes de Maria, Colombia, learning firsthand about local level advocacy as she accompanied displaced communities advocating for their rights as victims of Colombia’s armed conflict. She then worked in communications for advocacy with Mennonite organization, Justapaz in Bogota, supporting documentation work. Most recently, she worked for MCC regionally in Latin America engaging in advocacy and policy work around issues of migration and peacebuilidng. She studied at Trinity Western University, where she focused on non-violent direct action in Latin America.
Leona Lortie is the Public Engagement and Advocacy Coordinator. Leona grew up in Germany and has worked with international relief and development organizations and post-secondary institutions in Europe and Canada. Leona is a graduate of Tyndale University College in Toronto, and the University of Basel in Switzerland. Her research has focused on the history and anthropology of colonialism, with a particular curiosity around public discourse and colonial rhetoric.