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Nicolette Addesa works in Strategic Communications in Montréal, Québec. Her ability to multitask in both official languages allows her to creatively put her communications experience to work using traditional media channels and leverage dynamic content on digital platforms. She previously worked as a Media Relations and Social Media Officer for the City of Ottawa where she established a strong working relationship with the communications team, government stakeholders and local media. She has experience creating and managing both public relations communications strategies and media relations events. 

In her role as Director of Communications for Young Diplomats of Canada, her aim is to set and guide the strategy for all communications, social media, and public relations messages and collateral so that they consistently articulate the Young Diplomats of Canada's mission of building Canada’s next generation of global leaders.

Nicolette graduated from the University of Ottawa in French literature and Women studies as Valedictorian. She holds a master’s degree in strategic communications from uOttawa as well. Through her seat on the Alumni Association, she is an active participant of the uOttawa Global Network.