Tanner Boisjolie graduated from the MAIS program in 2016 with a concentration in International Development. He considers the program to have been an invaluable experience that allowed him to strengthen his research and analytical skills, develop new interests, and make strong connections with advisors and class
During his time at SFU, Tanner virtually interned with the United States Agency for International Development’s office in Jakarta, Indonesia, where he provided research assistance to the agency’s South-South and Triangular Cooperation program. With the support of a Graduate International Research Travel Award, Tanner was able to complete a thesis on the institutional arrangements supporting Indonesian and South African South-South Cooperation programs.
Following graduation, Tanner worked at the U.S. Consulate in Vancouver’s management section, where he was responsible for project management and logistics.
After passing the 2018 United Nations Young Professionals Programme (YPP) exam in Social Affairs, Tanner was offered a position as an Associate Economic Affairs Officer at the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) in Beirut, Lebanon. Tanner currently serves in ESCWA’s coordinating cluster on the 2030 Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals, which provides analytical support to the implementation and follow-up and review of the agenda in the Arab region.
Tanner also holds a B.A. in International Relations from the University of San Diego.
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