Stories of Inspiring Alumni
Meet alumni from the Faculty of Public Affairs who are finding early success in their careers with the help of their Carleton degree! From the House of Commons to the TV anchor chair, they’ll share stories from the workplace and offer tips for joining their career field.
Check back each month for the latest stories!
Glennys Egan is a Senior Gender and Research Specialist with Digital Opportunity Trust, a non-governmental organization that supports young people in Africa and the Middle East who are applying technological innovations to community development. How... More
Wen Ci is an Economist at Amazon in Seattle, Washington. What do you like about being an economist? As an applied economist, I’m trained to use large datasets to explore business/policy questions and then provide... More
Ayat El-Dewary is a Senior External Relations Officer for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, based in the United Arab Emirates. What led you to pursue a degree in law? I have always been... More
Hardave Birk is a Government Relations Advisor with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. Why did you choose a degree in political management? After undergrad, I began working with a senator on Parliament Hill where I... More
Kaitlin Wainwright oversees public education such as walking tours, heritage plaques, special projects and events as the Director of Programming at Heritage Toronto. It’s an organization that celebrates Toronto’s architectural, cultural, archaeological and natural heritage.... More
John Nater was elected to Parliament in 2015, just eight years after graduating with a Bachelor of Public Affairs and Policy Management (BPAPM) degree. Today, he serves as the Official Opposition Shadow Secretary for Inter-provincial Trade... More
Scott P. Bacon is an Analyst-Economist at Statistics Canada, and Infantry Officer with the Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa, Canadian Armed Forces. Scott, your initial plan was to study Philosophy. What led you to major... More
Fireda Ahmed is a Registered Social Worker with the French-language Public School Board of Eastern Ontario (CEPEO). She works in two elementary schools and is co-leading a project on equity and inclusion. What does your... More
Rumya Nithiananthan is a Program-Policy Analyst at the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), whose mandate is to promote healthy living among Canadians and support non-profit organizations in their achievement of public health projects. Rumya... More
Graeme Ivory is the Director of Communication and Content for the Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group. He manages communications for three Ottawa sports teams: the Ottawa Fury FC soccer team, the Ottawa 67’s Junior A... More
Katie Griffin is a News Anchor at CTV News in Ottawa. Growing up, Katie Griffin was always curious about what was going on in the world and why. She knew she wanted to be a... More
Stefan Keyes is a News Anchor at CTV News in Ottawa. He was still in university when he landed his first job in television — writing the tickertape content at the bottom of the screen.... More
Chris Rougier is Partner and Project Director at the MPH Agency, a full-service boutique marketing firm. He has worked on political campaigns in every province in Canada and in numerous countries — a total of... More