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Krista Leben

Advisor, Regulatory Affairs at Canada Post


Krista Leben serves as Advisor, Regulatory Affairs at Canada Post, where she is responsible for helping the Crown corporation align with its policy and regulatory obligations, and also helps to manage Canada Post’s relationship with the Government of Canada. Krista has a wide variety of experience in Canadian and American politics; in Canada she has served a lobbyist for the railway industry as Manager of Government Affairs at the Railway Association of Canada, as an assistant to a Member of Parliament, and in government relations at CN Rail. Her American political experience includes time spent as an assistant to the mayor of a major American city, on the 2008 Democratic National Convention, and at the state and local level for the Democratic Party.

In addition to the Masters of Political Management degree, Krista also holds a Masters of International Relations from the University of Manchester (UK), and a Bachelors of Political Science from Kansas State University.

The MPM program opened many doors for me as an American wanting to work in Canadian politics. I learned so much about the Canadian political system, came away with skills that I was able to use on day one in the government relations and parliamentary roles I held, and built a network of contacts that lead to exciting and interesting job opportunities in Ottawa. The knowledge, skills, and network I gained while in MPM far surpassed other programs I took as an undergraduate and graduate student.” – Krista Leben

Last Revision: Feb 7, 2023