Deanna Hammel is passionate about learning and raising awareness of environmental issues and policies such as Zero Waste and ocean conservation. She was raised in Vineland, Ontario and now lives in Ottawa with her husband, daughter and Siberian husky where she loves to paddleboard and play outside. Deanna enjoys organizing everything from trips to events to closets. During the pandemic she is also working to improve her Mario Kart skills. Deanna has worked in the federal public service for 20 years. She has a degree in Communication Disorders from Brock University and Diploma in Public Relations from Algonquin College.