Jocelyn Torma is currently a graduate student at the University of Waterloo. Her work in the department of Philosophy aims at developing methods of intercultural understanding to improve current co-operative strategy for sustainable development in Canada. She has done research on the relationship between the arts and the economy in urban areas, especially in Northern Canada. In her home town of Thunder Bay, she enjoyed being an advocate of the unique local arts and culture scene that thrives there. She relies on CBC Radio to keep her professional endeavors relevant to current issues. Outside of her studies, she loves a good story, in a book or a movie, enjoys checking out new Canadian music, and likes to laugh about life with family and friends. It is important to her to stay active by participating in all sorts of outdoor activities. Her favorite companion is espresso.