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Benjamin Aloi
Program Year:  One
P Hometown: Burlington, New Jersey
Previous Degree(s): BA, Honours International Development, McGill University
Work Experience: The McGill International Review and Finance Alliance for Sustainable Trade
Areas of Public Policy Interest: local government, affordable housing, public transportation, zoning & land-use planning, municipal reorganization, political parties, electoral reform

Dennis Anthonipillai
Program Year: One
Hometown: Vancouver, BC
Previous Degree: Bachelor of Arts, Double Major in Psychology and Philosophy; University of Victoria
Work Experience: Board member and long-time volunteer at the Collingwood Community Policing Centre; the largest non-profit community policing centre in the City of Vancouver. As a board member, I approve an annual quarter-million-dollar budget with a focus on engaging and revitalizing the Joyce-Collingwood Community.
Areas of Policy Interest: Social Policy, Economic Policy

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Ruby Bissett
Program Year: Two
Hometown: Vancouver, BC
Previous Degree: Bachelor of Social Work, University of British Columbia
Work Experience: I work as a youth worker at a safe house for youth who are homeless or at high risk of becoming homeless. I have experience working with First Nations youth and communities (urban and rural) in the fields of addictions and community health. Additionally, I have done practicums in provincial corrections and with an AIDS service organization, supporting women living with HIV.
Areas of Policy Interest: Social Policy, Aboriginal Policy, Drug Policy, Human Rights, International Development

Jordan Brears
Program Year:  One
Hometown: Regina, Saskatchewan
Previous Degree(s): Honors Business Administration, Ivey School of Business
Work Experience: Ministerial Assistant to the Saskatchewan Minister of Tourism, Parks, Culture, and Sport; Policy Intern for the Canadian Minister of Health; Management Consultant for Praxis Research/Strategy; Market Researcher at Vision Critical and Maru Matchbox
Areas of Policy Interest: foreign affairs, energy policy, national defense, business and economic innovation, international development

Michelle Buckholz
Program Year: Two
Hometown: Smithers, BC
Previous Degree:  Bachelor of Arts, Major in Anthropology; University of Victoria
Work Experience: I have a background of working in non-profit organizations, Indigenous service organizations and the BC Public Service. For instance, I have worked with the Office of the Wet'suwet'en Hereditary Chiefs, the Aboriginal Financial Officers Association of BC, New Relationship Trust, and First Nations Emergency Services Society of BC. I have also worked with the Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation and recently with the Ministry of Justice in the Victim Services and Crime Prevention Branch by way of the Aboriginal Youth Internship program. As part of this internship I also worked with Reciprocal Consulting. I am a freelance consultant and have worked with other Indigenous consultants such as Chastity Davis Consulting; moreover, I work as a graphic facilitator with Drawing Change. Finally, I recently completed a contract with the Ending Violence Association of BC as the Indigenous Community Safety Manager.
Areas of Policy Interest: Indigenous Policy, Social and Environmental Policy, Criminal Justice Policy (MMIWG)

Amber Butterworth
Program Year: One
Hometown: Vancouver, BC
Previous Degree: Bachelor of Business Administration, Major in Human Resource Management; British Columbia Institute of Technology
Work Experience: I am currently working within higher education, specifically with the Canadian Armed Forces. For the past four years, I have worked as the project lead for the National Advanced Placement and Prior Learning program. Through this work, I have been given the opportunity to contribute to different groups in the public sector as an advocate and subject-matter-expert in educational equivalencies and recognition.
Areas of Policy Interest: Foreign credentials, Foreign Policy, National Defence

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Sarah Carthy
Program Year: One
Hometown: Peterborough, ON
Previous Degree: Bachelor of Business, Minor in Economics; Trent University
Work Experience: Following my undergraduate degree, I was selected by the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Education (CCAE) to complete a TD Insurance Fellowship in Advancement at Trent University. In this role, I completed several projects for the External Relations and Advancement department at Trent, including an in-depth research study on the university crowdfunding landscape, the development of a new website specific to alumni, donors, and volunteers, and the restructuring of alumni volunteer recognition.
Areas of Policy Interest: Economic Policy, Foreign Policy, International Development.

Paula Chanyungco
Program Year: Two
Hometown: Surrey, BC
Previous Degree: Bachelor of Arts, Major in Criminology; Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Work Experience: I held a Communications and Event role at KPU Student Services, where I coordinated and promoted student events. I continued work with KPU as a Co-op student in the Faculty of Arts Dean's Office, working on research projects and event planning in alignment with KPU marketing campaigns. I am currently working as a Research Assistant with Criminology faculty at KPU on a project regarding non-renewable resource development and affordable housing in the Northwest Territories.
Areas of Public Policy Interest: Social Policy, Urban Policy, Housing Policy, Transportation Policy

Leigh Crawford
Program year: Two
Hometown: Ottawa, ON
Previous Degree: B.A. Environmental Governance and Public Policy, minor Criminal Justice and Public Policy
Work Experience: Currently working at the BC Renal Agency, primarily in project coordination, writing, and social media management. Before moving to Vancouver a year ago, I worked in banking and financial advice for 6+ years. I've held volunteer positions at Family Services Ottawa, We Canada and recently started training for the City of Vancouver's Neighbourhood Emergency Assistant Team. 
Areas of policy interest: Social policy, environmental policy, education and health policy. 

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Nicole Doucette
Program Year: One
Hometown: Surrey, BC
Previous Degrees: Bachelor of Arts, Major in Political Science and Minor in Dialogue in Communications from Simon Fraser University
Work Experience  For the past two years I have been the Council Correspondence Coordinator for the City of Vancouver. This was a newly established position which required  the development and implementation of a new correspondence management process to provide a systematic way of responding to, tracking and reporting on citizens inquiries. I established a correspondence policy and a reporting system for providing data to the Mayor, Council and staff with regards to the volume, scope, and subject of public inquiries. I have previous work experience with the Federal government through Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada as a Researcher. In this role I analyzed and synthesized historical data which was leveraged to inform the development of litigation cases and policies by the Litigation Management and Resolution Branch. I also have experience with non-profits as a Communications and Market Assistant for the Burnaby Association for Community Inclusion.
Areas of Policy Interest: Elections Policy, Democratic Institutions and improving civic engagement and participation through public policy, as well as Social, Indigenous and Urban Policy.

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Holly Eksal
Program Year: One
Hometown: Halifax, NS
Previous Degree: Bachelor of Arts (Distinction), History Major, SFU
Work Experience: I currently work for the Disability Management Program at the RCMP, and have worked on policy projects for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans in the past. I have completed a legal internship at the Cambodian Centre for Human Rights, which focused on business and human rights projects, as well as the application of international law and policy. I am the Co-chair of the Amnesty International Corporate Action Group in Vancouver, driving business and human rights activism. I currently sit on both the Senate Appeals Board and Senate Committee for Graduate Studies at SFU as a Graduate Representative. In the past, I was an Undergraduate Representative on the Senate Committee for International Activities and the Human Rights Policy Board at SFU.
Areas of Policy Interest: Domestic/international business and human rights policy; foreign policy; Indigenous policy

Chantal Esperanza
Program Year: One
Hometown: Surrey, BC
Previous Degree: BA International Studies- International Security and Conflict Resolution Studies, Simon Fraser University
Work Experience: Internship with Consulate of Mexico in bilateral migrant worker program between Government of Canada and Mexico (Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program), Resource Centre Assistant and Workshop Facilitator at Vancouver Women's Health Collective, International Intern for Navdanya Biodiversity Conservation Farm.
Areas of Policy Interest: traditional ecological knowledge (TEK), sustainable resource management, food security, harm reduction

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Tanya Faire
Program Year: Two
Hometown: Abbotsford, BC
Previous Degree: BA Political Science
Work Experience: I have over a decade of experience in administrative and management roles in a variety of industries. Most recently, I was the program manager for an International summer school where I was responsible for the planning, logistics and operations of the English language and boarding program. Prior to this I was an intern at Community Builder’s Group, a non-profit that seeks to create sustainable communities through small business grants. In that role, I helped build a community kitchen in the village of MacDonald, Haiti. As an undergrad, I was co-chair of a political party’s student group at UVIC, and volunteered for Amnesty International, the Global Fund, and the Red Cross.
Areas of Policy Interest: Social Policy, Health Policy, Gender Equality, Education, Environmental Policy, Community Development, and International Relations.

Katherine Filipic
Program Year: Two
Hometown: Kamloops, BC
Previous Education: BA in Sociology, UBC Throughout my undergraduate education, I had the good fortune of residing in a housing co-operative. This experience, as well as my volunteer work in the Downtown Eastside, have cultivated my interest and passion in housing and urban issues.
Areas of Public Policy interest: Housing policy, urban policy, immigration policy

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Nicole Hanbury
Program Year:  Two
Hometown: Surrey, BC
Previous Degree: Bachelor of Arts, Major in Economics, Extended Minor in Political Science, SFU
Work Experience: Teaching assistant for Economic Development course at SFU, inventory control and logistics
Areas of Interest: Health economics, mental health policy, pharmaceutical industry regulation, drug policy

Klara Hillmann
Program Year: Two
Hometown: Bremen, Germany
Previous Degree: Bachelor of Arts International Relations and International Organization, Honours College Programme, University of Groningen, Netherlands
Work Experience: In internship positions, I worked at Terre des Femmes, a Women’s Rights organization, in the department FGM (female genital mutilation) and on the EU- project “CHANGE Plus: Promoting Behaviour Change towards the Eradication of Female Genital Mutilation in Practising Communities and Community-Based Advocacy“; the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law where I assisted a senior research fellow with two research lines (a comparative study on domestic coordination systems of EU policy in the countries most affected by the financial crisis; a study on structural reforms of local governments in Europe in the last decade). During my studies, I worked as a tutor for European Law and International Law and as member of Amnesty International Student Group on several committees.
Areas of Public Policy Interest: integration policies, education, human rights, gender equality, health policy, immigration, intergovernmental policy, social and economic policy 

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Rehnuma Jahan Islam
Program Year: Two
Hometown: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Previous Degree: Master of Arts, Economics, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
Work Experience: I have taught undergraduate economics at the Department of Economics and Social Sciences at BRAC University, Dhaka, Bangladesh from Summer 2015. Prior to that I have worked as a research associate with Centre for Policy Dialogue, a non-profit civil society initiative in Dhaka, Bangladesh. I have also worked as a teaching assistant during the pursuit of my MA Economics and my BS in Economics.
Areas of Public Policy Interest: Education, immigration, social and economic policy, transportation, housing

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Torrey Janzen
Program Year: Two
Hometown: Vancouver, BC
Previous degrees: Bachelor of Arts degree at Simon Fraser University in 2012, and my Master of Arts degree from the University of Toronto in 2014. Both of my degrees are focused on criminolog.
Areas of Policy Interest: My public policy interests lie in criminal justice generally, and in policing in particular. 

Gregg Johnstone
Program Year: Two
Hometown: Regina, Saskatchewan
Previous Degrees: Bachelor of Honours in Science in Land Use and Environmental Studies with a Minor in Economics from the University of Saskatchewan and M.Sc. in Human Dimensions of Natural Resources and Ecology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Work Experience:  I have worked in organizing disabled sport events, and more recently at Great-West Life as a customer relations specialist in the inbound call centre handling inquiries into the website, plan administration, and dental benefits.
Areas of Policy Interest:  environmental policy, social policy, economic and health policy 

Sydney Jordan
Program Year: Two
Hometown: Vancouver, BC
Previous Degree: Bachelor of Arts in English Literature at Simon Fraser University
Work Experience: Co-founder and former CEO of Clean For A Change – a commercial cleaning company that employs over 100 people, uses environmentally-conscious, safe, and sustainable cleaning methods and products, pays a living wage, and fosters business development.
Areas of Policy Interest: Environmental policy, Climate Change policy, Resource Management, Aboriginal Policy.

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Emma Lee
Program Year: Two
Hometown: Vancouver, BC
Previous Degree: BA Environmental Studies, McGill University
Work Experience: During my undergrad I pursued policy research in the fields of transportation equity, organic waste management, and long-distance travel emissions reduction. Since then, I have worked as an international student coordinator and in sales & marketing at SPUD.ca, promoting sustainable food systems.
Areas of Policy Interest: Climate change policy, zero waste, community development

Nathan Lodewyk
Program Year: Two
Hometown: Red Deer, AB
Previous Degrees: Bachelor of Arts in Politics, History, and Economics from the King’s University in Edmonton, AB
Work Experience: I spent the last year and a half working for Members of Parliament in Ottawa – first as an intern handling light casework and communications, then as a full-time staffer responsible for a MP’s parliamentary affairs.
Areas of policy interest: Intergovernmental policy, environmental policy, educational policy

Peter Lunka
Program Year: Two
Hometown: Vancouver, BC
Previous degrees: BA in Geography (Environmental Focus), UBC and MSc in Environmental Forestry at Bangor University, UK
Work Experience: For the last 3 years I have worked for the municipal engineering consulting firm of Kerr Wood Leidal. While there I became exposed to green engineering practices such as rain gardens, green roofs and stormwater detention ponds.
Areas of Policy Interest:  green engineering, energy and water policy.

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Claudia Malinowski
Program Year:  One
Hometown: Coquitlam, BC
Previous Degree(s): Bachelor of Arts in International Studies, minor in Political Science; Simon Fraser University
Work Experience: For the past 18 months, I worked as a research assistant for Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (now CIRNA). In this role, I provided research support for historical and contemporary issues relating to Aboriginal litigation, including land management and environmental contamination. I also worked at the United States Consulate General as an economic commercial intern, where I drafted reports on emerging political and economic issues in British Columbia. Areas of Public Policy Interest: social policy, urban policy, Indigenous policy, sustainable development, gender-based analysis

Taylor McKinney
Program Year:  One
Hometown: Kamloops, BC
Previous Degree: Bachelor of Arts in International Studies with a specialization in Global Conflict and Security, Simon Fraser University; Associate of Arts in Global Stewardship, Capilano University; American University of Kosovo, certificate in Peacebuilding and Post-Conflict Development
Work Experience: During my undergrad I interned at Canada’s Embassy to Myanmar and completed an eight-month co-op with Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada’s Yukon regional office. Following graduation, I worked as the Editor and Social Media Coordinator of SFU’s Online Learning Community. A role that entailed, editing the work of contributing authors, writing articles on career development, and launching a podcast on community engagement. As a student I also worked at SFU as the Aboriginal Program Researcher with the office for Work Integrated Learning and volunteered with Reconciliation Canada.
Areas of Policy Interest: Environmental Policy and its relationship to human security; Indigenous Policy; Immigration Policy; International Relations

Melanie McNeill
Program Year: Two
Hometown: Mississauga, Ontario
Previous Degree: Bachelor of Arts, Economics, Carleton University
Work Experience: My summer work term was spent at the Community Social Services Employers’ Association where I worked as a Junior Research Analyst. I assisted with a cross-government initiative to collect compensation and employee turnover data from social service agencies in BC. I also worked as a Teaching Assistant for a third year economics course on Industrial Organization in the Spring. Prior to entering the MPP program, I worked for the Federal Government for over ten years at both the Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council and House of Commons. Working for NSERC’s regional offices in Mississauga and Vancouver, I helped to facilitate research partnerships between academia  and industry, specifically in the STEM-related fields. I began my government career in Ottawa specializing in procurement.
Areas of Policy Interest: privacy protection, health, science promotion, labour market

Levi Minderhoud
Program Year: Two
Hometown: Mission, BC
Previous Degree: BA in Political Science/Business Administration & Minor in Economics, Dordt College
Work Experience: Interned under Member of Parliament Mark Warawa where I responded to correspondence, attended committee meetings, sorted petitions and performed research
Areas of Policy Interest: Economic Policy, Foreign Policy, Health Policy, Social Policy

Anointing Ogie Momoh
Program Year: Two
Hometown: Abuja, Nigeria
Previous Degrees: B.Sc in Economics and Statistics, University of Benin, M.Sc. in Economics, University of Ilorin (both in Nigeria)
Work Experience: I have experience working as a Research Associate at the Centre for the Study of the Economies of Africa (CSEA), an independent public policy think tank based in Abuja, Nigeria. In the course of my work, and in consultation with local and international development partners such as the Think Tank Initiative (TTI) of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), the Department for International Development (DFID), the Global Development Network (GDN), the Centre for Global Development (CGD), South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA), etc., I have considered to a wide range of research issues within the African development context including Infrastructure Financing, Social Protection Systems, Sustainable Development Goals, Natural Resource Governance, Public Financial Management, Agriculture, Climate Change, and Labour Market issues. 
Areas of Policy Interest: Social policy, Employment Policy, Natural Resource Governance.

Miriam Moore
Hometown: Whitehorse, Yukon
Previous Degree: Bachelor of Arts major in Political Science, minor in Public Administration; University of Victoria
Work Experience: I worked as a Process Advisor at the BC Treaty Commission, where I had the opportunity to support treaty negotiations across BC. Additionally, I have worked as a Junior Research Analyst with then Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, as an Outreach Coordinator/Researcher for the Official Opposition Caucus in the Yukon Legislative Assembly, and as a Campaign Assistant for the United Way of Greater Victoria.
Areas of Policy Interest: Indigenous policy, environmental policy, social policy, health policy

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Clayton Neufeldt
Program year: Two
Hometown: Calgary, AB
Previous degree: BSW – Bachelor of Social Work from UofC, previous studies in Political Science and Economics from University of Alberta.
Work / Volunteer experience: I have spent the past 4 years working for non-profits in Calgary and Vancouver in the areas of homelessness, housing, and mental health. While in Calgary I worked alongside the Calgary Homeless Foundation in triaging clients as a part of their plan to end homelessness.  Here in Vancouver I have been working in supportive, harm reduction based housing with Coast Mental Health, focusing on clients from the STOP HIV/AIDS program with Vancouver Coastal Health.
Area of Policy Interest: Social policy, housing, health policy, environmental policy

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Jenna Quelch
Program Year: One
Hometown: Prince George, BC
Previous Degree: Bachelor of Arts, International Relations, University of British Columbia
Work Experience: In addition to an internship at Diabetes Canada, I have worked within a provincial health regulatory body, where I focused exclusively on health policy while managing the Inquiry & Discipline Committee. More recently, I oversaw a national non-profit's educational partnership program across Western Canada and Washington State. Within this role, I directed the First Nations, Métis & Inuit Advisory Committee, procured grants, and reported to various provincial governments on educational programming across Alberta and British Columbia. I also have frontline experience serving youth as a volunteer with the Urban Native Youth Association, as well as working as a leadership facilitator in Ecuador (2016) and India (2018).
Areas of Policy Interest: Health Policy, Youth/Education Policy, Indigenous Policy, Natural Resource Governance

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Marcus Rollins
Program Year: Two
Hometown: Langley, BC
Previous Degree: Bachelor of Arts, Major in Political Science, Extended Minor in History, University of the Fraser Valley
Areas of Policy Interest: Environmental Policy, International Relations, Labour and Trade Policy

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Ben Siemens
Program Year: Two
Hometown: Mission, BC
Previous Degree – BA, History, Minors: Geography, Applied Ethical and Political Philosophy.
Work Experience: Worked at Zajac Ranch for Children as a Camp Director; Father Inclusion Program/Early Childhood Development; Dad’s In Gear Program Facilitator; Research Assistant in Political Science Department
Areas of Policy Interest: Human health and welfare; special needs support; support for parents and families

Stephanie Sinitsin
Program Year: Two
Hometown:  White Rock, BC
Previous Degree:  Bachelor of Arts, Double Major in Economics & International Development Studies; McGill University
Work Experience:  Outreach Worker at the Surrey School District Community-Schools Partnership; English/French Teacher at CEDEI School in Cuenca, Ecuador;  Project Assistant at the Department of Economic Development of the Municipality of Cuenca, Ecuador
Areas of Policy Interest: Social Policy, Education Policy, Aboriginal Policy

Sinéad Stinson
Program Year: Two
Hometown: Kamloops, BC
Previous Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Geography; Thompson Rivers University
Work Experience: Currently, I’m volunteering with the City of Vancouver in the Stewardship Group for the North East False Creek Area Plan and in the Grandview-Woodland Transportation Advisory Group. Before returning to my studies, I spent 4 years working at Better Environmentally Sound Transportation. In my role as The Bicycle Valet Coordinator, I managed and coordinated our presence at over 100 events per year, safely parking over 25,000 bikes per year.  In addition, we piloted a project in 2016 in partnership with Granville Island, the Vancouver Police Department, Garage 529, and the City of Vancouver, which has continued after a successful %60 reduction in bike theft on the Island. I also have 4 years experience teaching English as an Additional Language in Japan, South Korea, England, and Canada.
Areas of Policy Interest: Social Policy, Urban Policy, Environmental Policy, Aboriginal Policy, Health Policy

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Vanessa Ta
Program Year: Two
Hometown: Burnaby, BC
Previous Degree: BA in Political Science, Minor in Legal Studies, SFU
Work Experience: Participated in SFU's co-op program, by first working at the United Way of the Lower Mainland. We focused on helping spread awareness of societal problems within our community and aided in the fundraising of the total campaign. I also did a co-op with the U.S. Consulate General of Vancouver, and had the opportunity to learn the inner working of a government. For over 5 years, I have worked at a real estate office, and understand the housing crisis in the Lower Mainland.
Areas of Policy Interest: social and environmental policy, legal policy, globalization, the public sector 

Helen Thi
Program Year: Two
Hometown: Vancouver, BC
Previous Degree: Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, University of British Columbia
Work Experience: I am currently doing the MPP program part-time while working full-time at the Doctors of BC. As a Policy Analyst at Doctors of BC I provide research and policy development support to the Council on Health Promotion, Council on Health Economics and Policy, and project working groups. I also draft resolutions in alignment with Doctors of BC’s strategic direction on emerging health issues for the Board of Directors’ consideration and for debate at the Canadian Medical Association’s General Council meetings.
Areas of Policy Interest: health policy, particularly public health and rural health.

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Ian Waters
Program Year: One
Hometown: Surrey, BC
Previous Degree: Bachelor of Arts with Honours, Criminology, SFU
Work/Volunteer Experience: Currently volunteering through the Health Initiative for Men providing health and wellness resources for male sex workers in Vancouver.
Areas of Policy Interest:  Sex work policy, criminal policy, human trafficking policy, labour policy, LGBTQ+ policy.

Trever Walton
Program Year: One
Hometown: Calgary, Alberta
Previous Degree: Bachelor of the Arts - Sociology, English from Mount Royal University
Work Experience:  After completing his undergrad degree Trever worked as a Child and Youth Care Counselor for Hull Services. This position entailed acting as a support for youth experiencing drug addiction, homelessness, mental health and numerous other challenges. It was seeing the barriers to success facing this demographic, including institutional challenges and the lack of resources to meet the existing needs, that drove Trever to pursue a degree in Public Policy.
Areas of Policy Interest: Youth, LGBTQ, Indigenous, Mental Health, Homelessness, Addiction

 

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Vanessa Ta
Program Year: One
Hometown: Burnaby, BC
Previous Degree: BA in Political Science, Minor in Legal Studies, SFU
 
Work Experience: Participated in SFU's co-op program, by first working at the United Way of the Lower Mainland. We focused on helping spread awareness of societal problems within our community and aided in the fundraising of the total campaign. I also did a co-op with the U.S. Consulate General of Vancouver, and had the opportunity to learn the inner working of a government. For over 5 years, I have worked at a real estate office, and understands the housing crisis in the Lower Mainland.
 
Areas of Interest: social and environmental policy, legal policy, globalization, the public sector 
Vanessa Ta
Program Year: One
Hometown: Burnaby, BC
Previous Degree: BA in Political Science, Minor in Legal Studies, SFU
 
Work Experience: Participated in SFU's co-op program, by first working at the United Way of the Lower Mainland. We focused on helping spread awareness of societal problems within our community and aided in the fundraising of the total campaign. I also did a co-op with the U.S. Consulate General of Vancouver, and had the opportunity to learn the inner working of a government. For over 5 years, I have worked at a real estate office, and understands the housing crisis in the Lower Mainland.
 
Areas of Interest: social and environmental policy, legal policy, globalization, the public sector 
Vanessa Ta
Program Year: One
Hometown: Burnaby, BC
Previous Degree: BA in Political Science, Minor in Legal Studies, SFU
 
Work Experience: Participated in SFU's co-op program, by first working at the United Way of the Lower Mainland. We focused on helping spread awareness of societal problems within our community and aided in the fundraising of the total campaign. I also did a co-op with the U.S. Consulate General of Vancouver, and had the opportunity to learn the inner working of a government. For over 5 years, I have worked at a real estate office, and understands the housing crisis in the Lower Mainland.
 
Areas of Interest: social and environmental policy, legal policy, globalization, the public sector