Maria Cvetkova is a Master of Global Affairs candidate at the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, University of Toronto. She completed her undergraduate degree at Queen’s University in Kingston, ON, where she graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Political Studies with Distinction. Maria currently serves as the co-Executive Director of Beyond the Headlines, a public policy/current affairs radio show produced by master’s students on CIUT FM. She holds a strong civic background, having previously worked as a political canvasser and campaign volunteer and as Marketing Director for the QU Chapter of Kenya Help. She enjoys all things history, philosophy, and space and aspires to embark on her professional career in the science and innovation policy field.