Victoria Occhipinti is a political scientist and freelance writer. In 2017 she started a blog called “Leading on the Left” to talk about her experience and insights from leading the largest NDP campus club in the country. She also writes for PoliPerspective, a youth-run political opinion site, and Medium.com. She has a degree in Political Science from the University of Ottawa, and has been a writer and researcher for municipal and federal politicians in Toronto and Ottawa, as well as a number of political organizations. She lives in Toronto with her partner Ben and their seven plants.