Steven first joined CAIDC after planning its 2009 conference, first as a member and then as a Director in 2011. A young professional and self-professed "keener", Steven strives to balance his passion for youth-related issues with his interest in growing organizations. He has travelled in the Middle East and North Africa and has completed research and social enterprise development asignments in both Kenya and India (the latter being a CIDA youth internship). His background includes a number of operational, strategic and research roles as well as a Masters degree in International Affairs from Carleton University in Ottawa. Steven is married, has yet to acquire a permanent address, and is proud to say that his most prized possession in the world is his three year old bassethound named Sally.