Senior Advisor, Access to Information and Privacy, Privy Council Office
BA in Political Science, Specialization in International Relations, 2014
“After graduating from Carleton University, I capitalized off of the network that I established while working as a part-time student with the Government of Canada, and joined the civil service as a full-time analyst specializing in freedom of information and privacy law. I have served as an analyst in multiple federal ministries and I have further had the opportunity to advance to more senior and leadership roles by taking on more responsibility and tasks for organizational performance. Currently, I serve as a senior advisor with the Privy Council Office and I am responsible for providing expert-level advice on the administration of the Access to Information Act and Privacy Act on politically sensitive files. I attribute the success in my career to my time at Carleton University; specifically, it is the analytical, written, and research skills that I developed as a student of political science that continue to serve me in my professional role. I often think and rely heavily on the philosophical works of Plato, the theoretical concepts of international relations, and the practical policy analysis obtained from my courses at Carleton which continue to guide me in my decision making in my role with the Privy Council Office.”
Carleton University expanded my analytical thinking, challenged me on complex ideas, and further gave me resources and the theoretical and practical tools to develop a career in public administration.