MGA Student Ambassadors
Meet Our Current MGA Student Ambassadors
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Chloe graduated in May 2018 from the University of Arizona with a bachelor of arts in Law; a collaborative program between the James E. Rogers College of Law and the School of Government and Public Policy. While an undergraduate student, she interned at the International Rescue Committee assisting refugees with their citizenship process. For her global internship, Chloe worked at Rally Assets – an impact investment firm committed to using capital as a tool for social and environmental progress. Chloe’s primary interests are in social enterprise and sustainability. Upon graduation, she hopes to work in risk advisory, driving societal change by integrating sustainability solutions into consulting.
Gabriella is an MPP/MGA student at SciencesPo Paris and at the Munk School in Toronto. Gabriella holds a Bachelor of Biology from La Sorbonne as well as a Bachelor of Arts from SciencesPo Paris. Dynamic, creative, and passionate about health, sustainable development, and global governance, she has pursued internships worldwide focusing on global issues including front of pack labeling on food items or the scoping for a Food Systems Observatory. She is willing to put all her energy and knowledge into implementing innovative measures to prevent and reverse top killers around the world. She participated in the Fall 2019 Women in House program and is also a NewsWatch Contributor for Global Conversations. Her short-term career goals include: working on translating science into actionable political and socioeconomic solutions compatible with cultures and traditions to address major health issues while obtaining work experience in international organizations and consulting.
Ruvimbo graduated from the University of Nottingham (England) with a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations in 2015. She then worked for Christian Blind Mission (CBM) in Zimbabwe managing projects in disability and development for three years before coming to Munk. Ruvimbo pursues opportunities to travel and experience different cultures which encouraged her to spend a year studying abroad in Paris at the Sciences Po during her undergraduate degree. Ruvimbo plans to pursue the development track in the second year of her Masters in the Global Affairs program.
Tea is a Dual Degree student pursuing a Master of Public Policy at Sciences Po and a Master of Global Affairs at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy. Tea graduated with a specialist degree in Peace, Conflict and Justice from the University of Toronto in 2018. During her undergrad, she conducted field research in the Republic of Georgia and completed a fellowship at the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress in Washington D.C. She also interned at the Donner Canadian Foundation. Tea is currently working with the Partnerships team at the World Bank Group and is also a researcher at the Reach Lab, conducting research on the delivery of medical supplies via drones in Rwanda. After graduation, Tea hopes to pursue a career in social policy and development.
Alana graduated from Smith School of Business at Queen’s University in spring 2018, with a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours), specializing in International Business and Human Resources. During her time as an undergraduate student, Alana studied abroad in Sweden, and it was through this experience that she developed an interest for international affairs. She has gained work experience in a variety of positions, including data analytics, digital media marketing and consulting. While at the University of Toronto, Alana hopes to focus her studies on civil society, specifically looking at the impact of changing societal norms and technology. Currently, she is interested in a wide range of career opportunities, from working for global social justice organizations to international consulting firms, and is open to working in both the private and public sectors.
Claude graduated from the University of Rochester in 2016 with a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology and a focus on Brain and Cognitive Science. While completing her undergraduate studies Claude worked at Rochester Center for Brain Imaging and completed an independent study on lexical disambiguation in the brain. As an undergraduate she completed a year long research project in South Africa uncovering cross cultural variants of empathy and morality in children. Claude has lived in the U.S, Haiti, Denmark. After graduating, Claude worked at WNYC Studios and Public Radio International in New York City. Living and working in diverse fields as a global citizen lead Claude to pursue global affairs. Currently, her primary interests are infrastructure and waste management systems in the global south, sustainable consumer materials, and indigenous cultural preservation.
Emily is a second year Master of Global Affairs student at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy. She previously graduated with high distinction from an Honours Bachelor of Arts in criminology with a concentration in law from Carleton University in 2016. After completing her undergraduate degree, Emily interned with UN-Habitat in Nairobi, Kenya as part of the Youth Employment Somalia team, which ignited her passion for youth livelihoods, gender equity, and sustainable global development through the promotion of education. While working in this role, she had the opportunity to be a contributing author to a life skills manual and monitoring and evaluation activities for a vocational and life skills training program in Mogadishu. This past summer, Emily worked to initiate research on the mental health of marginalized populations with Youth LEAD out of Bangkok, Thailand – a CSO that works on leadership, education, advocacy and development activities for young key populations most at risk of HIV in Asia and the Pacific.
Azana Hyder is a Graduate Student at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy. She is currently a member of Munk’s Global Migration Lab and a NewsWatch Contributor for Global Conversations, Munk’s student-run media organization. She received her Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto in Political Science and Ethics, Society, and Law. Azana participated in the IOM summer school program on migration studies and was a member of the Reach Project, where she conducted a research study on the Elimination of Polio in India. She also spent over a year working at the Toronto Region Board of Trade as a Program Coordinator with the World Trade Centre Toronto, assisting with inbound and outbound trade missions. Currently she volunteers with Century Initiative, a non-profit organization advocating for increased immigration to Canada. Azana’s main interests lie in the field of immigration and refugee law, international trade, and the role of international institutions in global governance.
Arsh graduated from Petroleum University in India with Bachelor of Arts (Honours) specializing in Economics and International Relations. He holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management, Diploma in Labour Laws and Practice and Diploma in International Trade, Finance and Risk Management. Arsh has preciously researched on monetary policy and international trade in the U.S, U.K, Germany and Saudi Arabia. After graduation, he went on to work in Human Resource, Business Development and Strategy department of Fortune Global 500 companies in India and Germany. Additionally, Arsh has also worked as rapporteur in conferences and seminars by UNICEF and is a part of international business dialogue held every year at University of Cologne.
He is interested in the domain of international trade relations and diplomacy, global capital market and management consulting. Upon graduation, he hopes to work in the consulting sectors and focus on governmental and business trade issues.
Alessandro is a first year MGA student, and graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University in 2018 with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Criminology, minoring in Environmental Studies and Law and Society. During his time as an undergraduate student, he volunteered with Laurier’s policy research committee and had the opportunity to work as an instructional assistant and teaching assistant for various professors. Recently, he completed a 2-year stint as an Intelligence Clerk within the Enforcement and Intelligence Operations Division of the Canada Border Services Agency, and subsequently transferred into the Detained Removals Unit within the immigration portfolio of CBSA. His research interests include global security issues, intelligence operations (intelligence failures and new avenues), global-terrorism, and the intersection between personal privacy and public safety. His career interests are inclined towards public safety agencies in the public sector; however, he is intrigued by the possibilities that will arise from either (private/public) sector during his time at the Munk School of Global Affairs.
Fatima graduated in 2018 from York University with a Bachelors of Science in Global Health with a concentration in Policy, Management, and Systems. While in her undergrad, she interned at Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF/DWB) in a G7 Advocacy position where she was able to help the advocacy team strategize on the NGO’s positioning in relation to the G7. She had the opportunity to work closely with various other MSF offices all over the world including, France, Germany and the Netherlands among others. In this positions she was able to learnt how to write policy briefings which she got to disseminate to all G7 MSF offices. Her time at MSF had sparked her interest in advocacy and the need for better enforceable global policies around the following issues: access to medicines, and the ongoing refugee crisis. Her short-term career goals includes working in the health sphere, as well as in advocacy for people’s basic human rights through policies both locally and globally.
Dulce Calderon Noguez
Dulce is a second year MGA student specializing in environmental finance and global risk. Dulce spent the summer in Toronto working for Engineers Without Borders as a Monitor and Evaluation officer, where she focused on impact investing, entrepreneurship and innovative technologies. Dulce graduated from the University of Alberta in June 2017, earning a double major in Political Science and History. Her career interests include global risk and security, sustainable economic growth and innovation. While an undergraduate student, Dulce completed a portion of her studies in Mexico and Italy. Dulce’s professional experience is with the Mexican government and CSOs on public health, risk and policy analysis.
Alimah graduated from Jesus and Mary College, University of Delhi with Bachelors (Hons.) in Political Science in 2017. She completed a Masters in Management from the University of Manchester in 2018. It was at Manchester that Alimah developed keen interests in the social shaping of technology and the advent of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. She pursued independent research under the guidance of her professors at Manchester on the future of technology and manufacturing in India. Her work was published in the June 2019 issue of the journal National Security. Currently, as a Masters of Global Affairs candidate at the Munk School of Global Affairs, she is assisting Dr. Peter Warrian with his research on the application of Machine Learning in the steel and mining industries. Her interests include mapping innovations in technology, assessing their feasibility in different societies, manufacturing and industries and the tech-labour dynamic. Alimah is inspired by the poems and literary works of Allama Iqbal and Mirza Ghalib.
Priyanka worked at Pratham Education Foundation, an NGO working to improve the quality of education for the underprivileged children in India when she interacted with a diverse age group from pre-school children to young adults, documenting their lives and the impact of various interventions on them. Here she conducted a study on the impact of education on women who had dropped out of school. While pursuing her graduation in Life Sciences and post-graduation in English Literature, she continued to volunteer for organizations as a mentor for children. Her interactions took her to various places from the Naxal belt of India to the valleys of Kashmir. She has worked as a photographer and a Public Relations Associate as well. She has a keen interest in human rights and its function through sections of society with a focus on refugees and children.
Erica Wallis is a first year student in the Master of Global Affairs program at the University of Toronto with a specialization in East Asian studies. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Western Ontario in Media and Communications. As an undergrad, she was the Editor-in-Chief of the student journal, Openwide, as well as a communications consultant for Holland Bloorview Children’s Hospital. She was also part of an international delegation overseeing democratic referendums in El Salvador on issues of environmental land right, and before coming to Munk, she spent time in China teaching English.
Jasmine graduated in 2018 from McMaster University with an Honours Bachelors of Arts and Science Combined with Political Science degree. She developed policy analysis skills through working with several global financial corporations, and most recently completed an internship in the Digital Services Section of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in New York. She provides an analytical lens to international development and humanitarian affairs from research on Artificial Intelligence principles for vulnerable populations, migration issues, and independent field work in postwar Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Ying Xue Xiang
Ying Xue graduated from the Joint Honors in Economics and Political Science from University of Ottawa. She then took a gap year and interned at Radio-Canada (CBC French) and taught English in the beautiful region of Galicia in Spain. This summer she interned at a boutique management consulting firm in Toronto. She’s currently on her exchange semester at the National University of Singapore and volunteering for the Canada-ASEAN Business Council. Her main interests includes Canada-Asia trade, economic development, and risk management.