Bonnie Petersen is currently a grad student at Mount Saint Vincent University, working towards completing an MA in Education. She joined Project A1 team in September 2013 as Research Assistant. Bonnie has spent her life involved in various social and educational programs, including considerable experience in the UK working with young people that are considered at-risk. She worked for many years for the UK based Ruskin Mill Colleges in various capacities, most recently helping to pioneer a land and craft based college for young people in Northern England. Bonnie’s current goals are related to becoming involved in the re-inspiration and invigoration of the education system in NS and the Atlantic Provinces. Her research interests are currently centered on how to work around the political nature of educational development to create change.