Jenna Dixon (MAIS 2015) currently works as a Reporting and Operations Officer for the United Nations Assistance Mission to Somalia (UNSOM) in Mogadishu. She previously worked as a Field Verification Officer for the UN Verification Mission in Colombia (UNVMC), monitoring the reincorporation of FARC ex-combatants and the security of rural communities in accordance with the Colombian Peace Agreement, and as a Resettlement Analyst for UNHCR in Costa Rica and Ecuador.
This work builds on the interest and expertise in International Security, Conflict and Development that Jenna developed through her studies as an undergraduate and graduate student at the SIS. During her BA, Jenna did an extended minor in Latin American Studies as well as an exchange term at the University of Belgrano in Buenos Aires. In the MA program, Jenna focused one of her final extended essays on the Colombian refugee situation.
Jenna chose the MAIS program mainly because of the excellent experience she had with the SIS professors and staff while in the undergraduate program at SFU, and she highly recommends the co-op program. She left SFU with a network of colleagues and former professors who continue to be of tremendous support as she pursues a career with international organizations.