Our students join us from unique and diverse career and academic backgrounds. Some come back to a graduate program after gaining career experience. Others pivot to a focus on policy to complement and extend their undergraduate degrees in the humanities, social science, or natural and engineering sciences. What unites them is a common interest in understanding how policy and administration works and how our collective efforts to govern can be improved. The students arrayed below offer a glimpse into the passions, motivations, backgrounds and experiences of our students.
SPPA Student Experiences
Friday, November 25, 2022
Hope Tuff-Berg, Master of Public Policy and Administration
My name is Hope Tuff-Berg (she/her) and before coming to SPPA, I completed a bachelor's degree in political science from Brock University. During my undergrad, I volunteered for a number of...
Thursday, November 24, 2022
Carlos Munoz Pimentel: Master of Public Policy and Administration
I came to the Master of Public Policy and Administration (MPPA) program at Carleton from the University of Saskatchewan following my bachelor’s degree in political studies...
Wednesday, November 16, 2022
Mahmoud Rahim: Graduate Diploma in Public Policy and Program Evaluation
I come from Toronto and grew up in Halifax. I spent most of my young adult life in Calgary. While living in Calgary I obtained my BSc in electrical engineering from the University...
Tuesday, November 15, 2022
Adriana Hernandez-Soriano: Master of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership
I am a first-generation Salvadoran Canadian born in Montreal, Quebec, raised in Kingston, Ontario and now live in Ottawa. I attended Carleton University and received my BA (Hons.)...