Heidi Deddens

Heidi Deddens is an associate editor of Comment magazine.

She holds an MA in Interdisciplinary Humanities with a focus on English Literature from Trinity Western University, where she was managing editor of the university’s literary journal. She’s also a graduate of the Laurentian Leadership Centre in Ottawa and the University of Calgary, where she studied international relations and linguistics. She’s happiest with pen and notebook in hand and a view of the mountains. She and her husband, Justin, live in Ottawa.

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