Roopal Thaker is a public policy analyst and experienced project manager for the nonprofit sector. She is passionate about working with grassroots organizations to shape public policy from the ground up.
Roopal has over fifteen years of experience managing strategic, capital, operational and evaluation projects for local and multinational organizations in Canada, the US, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Mauritius. Her work has helped to build organizational capacity, facilitate the delivery of health and social services to communities, assess the impact of programs and projects, and shape the local policy environment.
Roopal graduated from Harvard University in 2005 with a Master’s degree in Public Policy (MPP) from the John F. Kennedy School of Government. She also has a Master’s degree in Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School, where her studies focused on the intersection of religion, politics and public life. Roopal has an undergraduate degree in Economics and International Development Studies from McGill University and a Graduate Certificate in Program Evaluation from the University of Ottawa.
Roopal enjoys travelling and is always seeking opportunities to explore new places. She recently spent a year travelling on her own off the beaten path through Asia and Australia, and is hoping to extend her wanderlust to other parts of the world.Photo credit: karencooper.ca