MPP Student ambassadors
Curious about the Master of Public Policy program? Why not speak to one of our students?
The MPP program has a group of dedicated student ambassadors to help you understand and navigate the program. To speak with one of our MPP student ambassadors, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get to know this year's ambassadors below!
Yassmen Araim is a Master of Public Policy Candidate at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy. Yassmen’s passionate about using and amending policy to positively impact marginalized communities’ access to essential resources, such as education, healthcare, mental health resources, work…etc. As well as ensuring equity and diversity continue to flourish in the public sector
Joud is a First Year Master of Public Policy candidate at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy. He holds a Bachelor in Law from the Presbyterian University Mackenzie and a Bachelor in Public Policy from the Federal University of ABC, both in Sao Paulo, Brazil. As a Lawyer, Joud has a vast experience in tax consulting, with expertise in Tax Planning, research, and consulting. As a volunteer, he has 8 years of experience at Rotaract Club, leading young leaders in their communities in social projects. At UofT, he is a Policy Analyst with the Project Inovation Initiative and an Equity Analyst with the Equity Diversity and Public Policy Initiative. In his spare time, Joud enjoys playing volleyball and acoustic guitar.
Anson Ching is a first-year Master of Public Policy Candidate at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy. He graduated from the University of Toronto with a bachelor's degree of Arts (Hons.) in Psychology and Political Science. Anson is interested in private sector consulting, data driven policymaking, as well as economic and financial analysis. In his spare time, Anson pursues his interests in basketball and music production.
Adley is a Master of Public Policy candidate at Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, University of Toronto. Before his graduate studies, he lived in Hong Kong and had over 4 years of working experience in the public sector. He holds a Bachelor of Social Science (Honours) in Government and Public Administration from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Emily is a First Year Master of Public Policy candidate at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from McGill University, with a double major in political science and history. Over the past two years, Emily held the role of legislative assistant for a federal Member of Parliament, during which she helped business owners and constituents alike face the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. At UofT, she is an Equity Analyst with the Equity Diversity and Public Policy Initiative and a mentor for the Global Ideas Institute. In her spare time, Emily enjoys reading, skating, and exploring her new city.
I am Keyi Liu, the first-year MPP student at Munk School. I have completed an undergraduate degree in finance from Nanjing Audit University in China. Previously I have worked as a research assistant in the environmental economics group in NAU. I am interested in urban policies, environmental policies and social policies of disabilities and education. I am a warm-hearted, passionate and responsible person. In my spare time, I enjoy travelling, photography and swimming. I am ready to share my stories and help prospective students to get a better understanding of the class structure, great people and valuable opportunities for networking and future career that Munk School will provide for them.
I did my undergrad at Ryerson in Social Work and prior to that attended Seneca College where I completed a diploma in Social Service Work. As a result I have been working in the non-profit sector for the past 6 years amassing great knowledge and experience in different areas of the non-profit world but specifically in the realm of disability issues. I am passionate about policies regarding disability rights and accessibility, as well as education-based policy. A fun fact about me is that I love opera music!
Salma Malin is a first-year candidate for the Master of Public Policy degree at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto. She is committed to addressing unjust and discriminatory disparities in the public sector and working toward equitable and effective policies. Salma holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Women and Gender Studies and Critical Studies in Equity and Solidarity from the University of Toronto.
Jeremy is a second-year Master of Public Policy student at the Munk School, with an undergraduate degree in Governance, Law and Management from Athabasca University. Jeremy has worked extensively for not-for-profit organizations for over 8 years, such as AGE-WELL NCE, Interactive Ontario, and the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation. He is pursuing a collaborative specialization in public health policy, and his policy interests include public health, innovation and technology, and privacy regulation.
I'm a first year Master's in Public Policy Candidate here at the Munk School. My interest lies in research and analysis at the intersection of Agriculture and Environmental Policy that can counter the effects of climate change and end food insecurity especially in the Global South. Being an international student from India, I'm learning the fundamentals of public policy with some of the finest resources, professors and a diverse cohort. I have completed my Bachelor's in Science from Punjab Agricultural University and I wish to bridge the gap between scientific research and policy development to expand the initiatives of a net-zero emissions economy.
I am a first-year student in the Master of Public Policy (MPP) program at the University of Toronto. I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Toronto Mississauga where I graduated with High Distinction in Bachelor of Arts. I did a specialization in International Affairs and major in economics. During my studies, I worked as a Case Processing Agent for permanent residency and work permit applications at Immigration Refugees Citizenship Canada (IRCC). I also engaged in an internship with Newcomer Centre of Peel (NCP) where I supported newcomers with employment and settlement opportunities in rural communities of Ontario. Through my work, internship, and educational experience, I have gained an interest in protecting, serving and expanding the rights of immigrants and refugees here in Canada.
Catherine is a first-year Master of Public Policy candidate at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy. She holds a BA (Hons.) in Law and Society from York University. Catherine is passionate about being the voice for animals in politics and hopes to improve Canada’s animal welfare policies. In addition to her time as a Munk Student Ambassador, Catherine works as a Policy Consultant at the Public Good Initiative — focusing on food strategy, and as a Mentor at the Global Ideas Institute. She also represents the student body as Communication Coordinator at the Master of Public Policy Student Association.
Shaivalini is a first-year student in the Master of Public Policy (MPP) program at the University of Toronto. She graduated from the University of British Columbia with an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree in 2021. During her undergraduate, Shaivalini worked in business development at a wealth management firm and in innovation partnerships at the Office of Research and Innovation at UBC. After graduation, Shaivalini spent two years in Japan where she worked with UN Women's Regional Office in the Asia-Pacific as a Women’s Economic Empowerment Intern and as an intern with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Japan. Shaivalini is interested in innovation policy, entrepreneurial ecosystems, public-private partnerships, and the Canada-Asia relationship. Currently, she is a Young Professional Fellow at the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada.
Kate Todd is a first-year student at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, pursuing a master's of public policy with a collaborative specialization in ethnic, pluralism, and immigration studies while working as a research assistant at U of T for Dr. Phil Triadafilopoulos. On campus, Kate is a journalist for The Varsity student newspaper, a Junior Associate with the Consulting Careers Initiative at Munk and part of the Spectrum Student Leadership Initiative at Munk. Outside of school, they are a Senior Editor and former Junior Research Fellow at the NATO Association of Canada, serve as a Sub-Lieutenant in the Royal Canadian Naval Reserves, and volunteer as the Policy Chair for the Scarborough Southwest Electoral District Association.
In 2022, Kate was the host of a podcast called Voice Above where they interviewed expert guests about current affairs including the Governor General of Canada and a delegate at the Oxford Diplomacy and Geopolitics Forum and North American and Arctic Defense Security Network’s Emerging Leaders Week. In May, they graduated with high distinction from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Arts with honours, specializing in political science and minoring in public law.
Kate's research interests are cyber, Arctic, space, and national security, privacy, property, and constitutional rights, group identity politics, migration studies, and intergovernmental relations in Canada. You can connect with them at email@example.com or on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kate-e-todd/.
Hello! My name is Christina Winger and I’m a current MPP1 student at the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy. I received my Master of Science degree in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences from Western University, and my Bachelor of Health Sciences degree also from Western University. Thus far, my favourite MPP course is PPG1000: Governance and Institutions!