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Welcome Aboard!


Mosaic is delighted to welcome three new additions to our professional team in Toronto.


Rachel Mansell Vice President, Operations

Rachel is a detail oriented, people-focused strategist, with a passion for conflict resolution practised through the lenses of human rights, diversity, and inclusion.

She completed her education at Western University (2006) and the University of Toronto (2013). Since inaugurating Mosaic’s Master of Global Affairs internship in 2012, Rachel has held a number of positions at Mosaic including Project Coordinator, Executive Assistant/Project Officer, Operations Manager, and Volunteer. In between, she has applied her skills: in the UK, at the University of Oxford’s Linacre College Development and College Office; in Toronto, at York University’s Centre for Human Rights, Equity, and Inclusion; and in Montréal, at Testfire Labs.

Rachel speaks English, French, and Spanish. She is thrilled to be back home in Toronto. When she isn’t at Mosaic, Rachel enjoys experimenting in her kitchen, raising her puppy, and spending time with family and friends.


Camilla Balbis Summer Intern

Camilla is a Master of Global Affairs student with a specialization in Diplomacy and Political Science, at the Munk School of Global Affairs in the University of Toronto. Previously, she completed studies at Oxford University, after graduating with an Honours BA in International Relations at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore.

She is passionate about international security, the danger and process of radicalization, and the role online platforms have in fostering this phenomenon.

Camilla has studied across Europe and travelled throughout North and South America. She is an experienced news editor and an avid reader.


Henry Straughan Summer Intern

Henry graduated this year from Oxford University with a BA in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. During his time at Oxford, he edited and wrote for the student newspaper Cherwell.

He is a keen writer, and recently won the Rebecca West Essay Prize.

Outside of academia he enjoys playing rugby, loves running and recently completed a half-marathon. He also regularly practices meditation. Henry has also worked as a waiter, a tutor, and a farm worker. He is most interested in and enthusiastic about issues relating to multiculturalism, and is a strong believer in dialogue as a way for human progress.