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Rumya Nithiananthan

Senior Program Officer, Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)

Degrees:BA, Political Science ('17)

Currently at the Office of International Affairs, Rumya manages the International Health Grants Program, the federal funding program that provides grants to international organizations to carry out health projects in line with Canada’s global health and foreign policy priorities. She works with internal stakeholders and her counterparts in organizations such as the World Bank, OECD, World Health Organization to manage health projects funded by Canada and ensure that they achieve outcomes in a timely manner. Her previous roles include Junior Project Manager at Transport Canada and Program-Policy Analyst at the Office of the Chief Financial Officer at PHAC.

Learning about international issues, through her political science courses at Carleton and involvement in campus activities, deepened Rumya’s interest in wanting to pursue further studies and a career with an international focus. As result, Rumya completed her Master’s of International Affairs at Carleton’s Norman Paterson School of International Affairs and is expecting to graduate by end of year.