Ana TalaveraAna Talavera, a Carleton graduate student who’s a Process Management expert in BMO’s Procurement department, has won the Simone Joyaux Memorial Award, which is for part-time graduate students in the Master of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership (MPNL) program.

“Through this award, I learned about Simone Joyaux, and the inspirational individual she was,” Talavera says.

Joyaux was passionate about advanced education and fundraising research, and was instrumental in the shift to view Fundraising as a profession in its own right with a body of knowledge and standards.

The Simone Joyaux Memorial Award was established by Dr. Sharilyn Hale to honour her mentor, colleague and friend, Simone Joyaux, who had a passion for advanced learning and was committed to governance excellence and social justice principles in philanthropy and the nonprofit sector.

“This award is a reflection of the great happiness there is in learning,” Talavera says. “As a student in the MPNL program, with competing priorities in my full-time career (and family responsibilities to manage), I’m grateful to be the recipient of this award.”

Talavera has held roles in Operations, Risk Management, and Process Management over her nine years working in the financial industry for Fortune 500 organizations. She has experience within the philanthropic and nonprofit sector, including volunteering with the Child Life Specialist team at the Hospital for Sick Children, fundraising experience at St. Michael’s Hospital, and teaching experiences in Nicaragua and Costa Rica.

By studying in the MPNL program at Carleton University, she recognizes that she’ll better understand the urgent issues within the philanthropic and nonprofit sector, with the aim of thinking of fresh ideas. Talavera holds a Psychology degree from York University, and previously studied Business Administration in college.

Ana Talavera is on LinkedIn.

Tuesday, November 22, 2022 in ,
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