When I decided to return to school to pursue master’s degree, I had a very broad idea of what I wanted to study and where I saw it taking me in my career. Through some trial and error, I found the Master of Public Policy and Administration (MPPA) program at Carleton and haven’t looked back.
Learning about the policy process while researching a wide range of policy issues has given me the intellectual and creative fulfillment I was looking for in a graduate program, and has led me to an equally fulfilling position as a policy analyst in the federal public service.
The MPPA program and the co-operative education option gave me the freedom to explore policy issues of my choice through research, while equipping me with the professional experience that would help me launch my career.
Since graduating, I have joined Fisheries and Oceans Canada in the Aquatic Ecosystems sector where I am engaging with Indigenous Peoples on legislative and regulatory initiatives in our sector.