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Christina Ajithkumar

Alumnus - Class of 2017

Current position: Evaluation Officer, Employment and Social Development Canada 
Co-op position: Analyst, Statistics Canada
Academic background: Legal Studies, Arts & Business co-op, minor in Sociology, University of Waterloo

Julia

Julia Ali

Alumnus - Class of 2016

Current position: Research & Policy Analyst, Region of Peel 
Co-op position: Health Promotion Assistant, Regional Municipality of Peel
Academic background: History & Peace Studies, McMaster University

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Paraniya Balakumar

Alumnus - Class of 2018

Current position: Policy Analyst, Capital and Business Support Division, Ministry of Education 
Co-op position: Policy/Research Assistant, Strategy & Innovation Branch, Environmental Services, York Region

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Jessica Barber

Alumnus - Class of 2018

Current position: Sales Development Representative/Marketer, Rapid Novor (biotechnology startup) 
Co-op position: Growth Specialist, Hubba (tech startup) & Usability Researcher, Desire2Learn

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Diedre Beintema

Alumnus - Class of 2015

Current position: Special Advisor Community Engagement, City of Hamilton
Co-op experience: Assistant Environmental Planner, City of Hamilton
Academic background: ​Political Science, ​McMaster University 

MPS alumnus Jeff Bunn

Jeff Bunn

Alumnus - Class of 2014

Current position: Deputy Clerk, Town of Tillsonburg
Co-op experience: Committee Coordinator, Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury
​Academic background: Legal Studies, University of Waterloo

Ed

Ed Cabrera

Alumnus - Class of 2016

Current Position: Strategic Planning Analyst, Global Affairs Canada
Co-op position: Business Improvement Analyst, Ontario Ministry of Government & Consumer Services
Academic background: Political Science & French, McMaster University

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Rick Camman

Alumnus - Class of 2017

Current position: Economist, Office of Medical Cannabis at Health Canada 
Co-op position: Analyst, Retail and Service Industries Division at Statistics Canada

Keith

Keith Chau

Alumnus - Class of 2013

Current position: Senior Research Officer, Citizenship, Heritage and Regions - Canadian Heritage 
Co-op experience: Economic Research Assistant, Copyright and International Trade Policy, Canadian Heritage 
Academic background: Political Science & French, Western University

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Ian Chesney

Alumnus - Class of 2015

Current position: Policy Advisor, ON Ministry of Municipal Affairs & Housing
Co-op experience: PERL Policy Co-op, ON Ministry of Municipal Affairs & Housing
Academic background: History, Queen's University

Khanh Dang

Khanh Dang

Alumnus - Class of 2014

Current position: Health Promoter, Region of Peel
Co-op experience: Health Promotion Assistant, Region of Peel
Academic background: Political Science and Health Studies, McMaster University 

Alumnus Ashley Dean

Ashley Dean

Alumnus - Class of 2013

Current career: Modern and Foreign Language Coordinator/Teacher, England
Co-op experience: Junior Program Officer, Environmental Stewardship Branch, Environment Canada; Student Leadership Program Assistant, Organizational and Human Development, University of Waterloo
Academic background: French, University of Waterloo

Alumnus Alana Del Greco

Alana Del Greco

Alumnus - Class of 2013

Current position: Policy Advisor, Municipal and Federal/Provincial Relations Section, Intergovernmental Relations and Partnerships Branch, Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing 
Co-op experience: Assistant Environmental Officer, Environmental Service Directorate, Public Works and Government Services Canada; Policy Assistant, Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing 
Academic background: History & Political Science (York University), Bachelor of Education (University of Toronto)

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Erin Dessau

Alumnus - Class of 2016

Current position: Senior Research Advisor for Safety Policy and Education Branch, Ministry of Transportation
Co-op position: Research Assistant, Ontario Health Study
Academic Background: Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour, McMaster University

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Michelle Di Fiore

Alumnus - Class of 2017

Current position: Business Analyst, City of Mississauga 
Co-op position: Customer Experience Analyst, Toronto Transit Commission (TTC)

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Emmanuel Dowuona

Alumnus - Class of 2015

Current position: Junior Policy Analyst, ON Ministry of Education
Co-op experience: Junior Policy Analyst, ON Ministry of Education
Academic background: ​Law and Justice, ​Algoma University

Michelle

Michelle D'sa

Alumnus - Class of 2016

Current position: Business Analyst, Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General 
Co-op position: Project Coordinator, Ericsson Canada  
Academic background: Gender Studies & Political Science, Queen's University

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Sami Elfar

Alumnus - Class of 2017

Current position: Policy Analyst, Ontario Ministry of Community Safety & Correctional Services 
Co-op positions: Safety Research Advisor, Ontario Ministry of Transportation and Assistant Project Officer, Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change 

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Aleksandr Eng

Alumnus - Class of 2018

Current position: Senior Systems Analyst, Ontario Ministry of Education
Co-op position: Economic Development Coordinator, City of Waterloo

Keegan

Keegan Filion

Alumnus - Class of 2016

Current position: Junior Economist, Innovation, Science and Economic Development 
Co-op position: Research Intern, Niagara Parks Commission
Academic background: Political Science, Bishop's University

Niké

Niké Gichuru

Alumnus - Class of 2016

Current Position: Community Partnerships Specialists, Region of Peel 
Co-op Position: Business Intelligence Coordinator, Regional Municipality of Peel 
Academic Background: Political Science, International Relations & Global Governance, University of Waterloo 

Irfan Gova

Irfan Gova

Alumnus - Class of 2014

Current employer: Service Canada, British Columbia 
Academic Background: Political Science, Simon Fraser University

Christopher Gunn

Christopher Gunn

Alumnus - Class of 2014

Current position: Solutions Consultant, Learnography
Co-op experience: Analyst, Regional Economics & Innovation Unit, Ontario Ministry of Finance
Academic background: Political Science, University of Waterloo

Belqies

Belqies Hamidzada

Alumnus - Class of 2013

Current position: Policy Officer, Sport Canada, Canadian Heritage
Co-op experience: Analyst-Researcher, Industry Canada 
Academic background: Political Science, University of Toronto

Professional head shot of class of 2018 student Rachel High

Rachel High

Alumnus - Class of 2018

Current position: Policy Integration Intern, Halton Region 
Co-op position: Health Promotion Assistant, Region of Peel
Academic background: Honours Double Major in Political Science & Sociology, McMaster University

Jordan

Jordan Hughes

Alumnus - Class of 2016

Current Position: Project Evaluator, Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change 
Co-op Position: Assistant Project Officer, Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change 
Academic Background: Criminal Justice & Public Policy, University of Guelph

MPS student John Johnston.

John Johnston

Alumnus - Class of 2014

Current position: Policy Advisor, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Rural Affairs
Co-op experience: Organizational Effectiveness Analyst, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Rural Affairs
Academic background: Communication Studies and Performing Arts, St. Lawrence University

Matthew Johnson

Matthew Johnson

Alumnus - Class of 2012
Current position: Community Programming and Operations Analyst, Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities
Co-op work experience: Project Analyst, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs; Economic Development Consultant, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs 
Rayeh

Rayeh Kashef Al-Ghetaa

Alumnus - Class of 2016

Current position: Senior Policy Advisor, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care 
Co-op position: Junior Business Analyst, eHealth Ontario
Academic Background: Political Science, McMaster University

Lise

Lise Kay

Alumnus - Class of 2012

Current position: Policy Analyst, Fisheries and Oceans Canada  
Co-op experience: Policy Analyst, Natural Resources Canada 
Academic background: Arts and Science, University of Guelph

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Ryan Kleinau

Alumnus - Class of 2017

Current position: Constituency Assistant, Parliament of Canada 
Co-op position: Constituency Assistant to the Hon.Bardish Chagger, Member of Parliament for Waterloo riding 

Alumnus Cohen Langerak

Cohen Langerak

Alumnus - Class of 2013

Current position: Senior Business Consultant, Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure
Co-op experience: Advisor, Science and Technology Branch, Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Employment
Academic background: Arts & Science, University of Guelph

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Beverly Leung

Alumnus - Class of 2017

Current position: Policy Advisor, Ontario Ministry of Transportation 
Co-op position: Research & Insights Analyst, Toronto Transit Commission
Academic background: Global Development & Gender Studies, Queen’s University

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Barrie Li

Alumnus - Class of 2017

Current position: Senior Policy Advisor, Ontario Ministry of Transportation 
Co-op position: Research Analyst, Ontario Ministry of Finance
Academic background: Classical Studies, Queen's University

Alumnus Amisha Patel

Amisha Patel

Alumnus - Class of 2013

Current position: Business Improvement Analyst, Health Performance and Accountability, Regional Municipality of Peel
Co-op experience: Student Coordinator, Volunteer Resources Team, Health Services; Evaluation Assistant, Health Performance and Accountability, Regional Municipality of Peel
Academic background: Criminology and Law, University of Toronto

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Sonal Patel

Alumnus - Class of 2018

Current position: Policy Advisor, Innovation, Science and Economic Development 
​Co-op position: Policy Analyst, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

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Anusha Malik

Alumnus - Class of 2018

Current Position: Policy Analyst, Ontario Ministry of Education
Co-op Position: Business Analyst, eHealth Ontario & Research Analyst, Ontario Ministry of Infrastructure

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Nicole McGowan

Alumnus - Class of 2018

Current position: Strategy Specialist, Ministry of Labour
Co-op position: Research Assistant, Defence Research & Development Canada- Research arm of the Department of National Defence & Policy Analyst, Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development

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Whitney Philippi

Alumnus - Class of 2015

Current position: Policy and Issues Analyst, Capital Policy and Programs Branch, Ministry of Education
Co-op experience: Junior Policy Analyst, ON Ministry of Education
Academic background: English, Trent University
 

Professional head shot of class of 2018 student Devon Power

Devon Power

Alumnus - Class of 2018

Current position: Policy Analyst, Government of Canada 
Co-op position: Junior Economist, Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Academic background: Communications and Multimedia Studies, McMaster University
 

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Stephanie Rempel

Alumnus - Class of 2018

Current position: Policy Analyst, Employment & Social Development Canada 
Co-op position: Research Analyst, Ontario Ministry of Infrastructure & Junior Trade Policy Officer, Global Affairs Canada

Kate

Kate Ryan

Alumnus - Class of 2012

Current position: Policy Analyst, Student Success/Learning to 18, Strategic Policy Branch, Student Success Division, Ontario Ministry of Education
Co-op work experience: Junior Policy Analyst, Capital Policy Branch, Elementary/Secondary Business and Finance Division, Ontario Ministry of Education

Ben

Ben Schnitzer

Alumnus - Class of 2012

Current position: Senior Policy Analyst, Periodical Programs Directorate, Canadian Heritage 
Co-op experience: Policy Analyst, Canadian Heritage
Academic background: Music, University of Manitoba 

Ashish Sharma

Ashish Sharma

Alumnus - Class of 2014

Current position: Policy Analyst, Canadian Heritage
Co-op experience: Data Analyst, Periodical Publishing Policy, Canadian Heritage; Research Assistant, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, Gatineau
Academic background: Business Administration, Simon Fraser University
 

Rachel Skinner

Rachel Skinner

Alumnus - Class of 2014

Current position: Senior Policy Analyst, Ontario Treasury Board Secretariat 
Co-op position: Policy Assistant, Ministry of Children and Youth Services, Toronto (Government of Ontario)
Academic background: Philosophy, Brock University

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Sridaya Srivatsan

Alumnus - Class of 2018

Current position: Data Analyst, Strategic Business Transformation at Canadian Heritage 
​Co-op position: Service Delivery and User Experience Officer, Canadian Heritage

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Janet Standen

Alumnus - Class of 2015

Current position: Records Clerk, City of Waterloo
Co-op experience: Junior Research/Policy Analyst, City of Waterloo
Academic background: Philosophy and Leadership Studies, University of New Brunswick

Tracy Suerich

Tracy Suerich

Alumnus - Class of 2014

Current position: Program Coordinator, Waterloo Public Square, City of Waterloo
Academic background: Theatre Technical Production, Ryerson University

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Joyce Wai

Alumnus - Class of 2018

Current position: Economist, Ontario Treasury Board Secretariat 
Co-op position: Research Analyst (Intergovernmental Policy), Ontario Ministry of Infrastructure
Academic background: Philosophy & History, Queen’s University

Emma

Emma Weel

Alumnus - Class of 2016

Current position: Senior Policy Advisor, Ontario Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development 
Co-op position: Junior Policy Analyst, Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities
Academic background: Philosophy, Western University

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Christie Wong

Alumnus - Class of 2018

Current position:  Business Intelligence Specialist, Blue North Strategies
Co-op position: Junior Operations Analyst (Business Planning & Analytics), Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp.