Judene Pretti is the director of the Work-Learn Institute (WxL). She is a graduate of the University of Waterloo (BMath '97, MMSc '09, PhD '19) and Queen's University (BEd '97). Her leadership of WxL involves setting the research agenda as well as developing strong partnerships with key work-integrated learning stakeholders nationally and internationally. Those partnerships enable the Work-Learn Institute to identify priority areas for research and to disseminate research findings to key audiences. She is currently leading the development of an online national work-integrated learning resource hub for Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning (CEWIL) Canada and conducting research on how youth contribute toward organizational innovation through work-integrated learning experiences. She is an associate editor for the International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning and the executive chair of the WACE International Research Community.