Sep 2014 - Jun 2015

Master of Public Administration

School of Policy Studies, Queen's University

» Proficient in developing investment strategies, analyzing and identifying opportunities, risks, global economic structures, and the domestic and international implications of global monetary and financial developments

»  Adept knowledge of the policy processes and the Canadian political system in the theoretical and practical context

»  Apt in presenting persuasive ideas orally and written in reports and briefing notes

»  Relevant topics: Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Quantitative Analysis, Global Capital Markets & Global Strategies, Political Economy of Finance & Investment, International Trade, Social Economics, Canadian Economic Policy, Public Management, Immigration Policy; Financial Management

May 2015 - Jun 2015

International Exchange

China Centre for Economic Studies, Fudan University

» Exposed to theoretical and empirical research on contemporary Chinese economy, transition and development economics, regional and industrial economics

» Relevant topics: Public Policy in China, Dynamics of the Chinese Economy, Economic Reform, Urbanization, Capital Markets; Health Care & Markets

Sep 2009 - Oct 2013

Bachlor of Arts Specialized Honours in Global Political Economy

School of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University

» Graduated on the Dean’s Honor Roll emphasizing strong critical thinking abilities and contributions to scholarly discourse through exceptional research, report writing, and presentation skills

»  Gained proficiency in understanding social, political, and economic challenges facing Canada, particularly pertaining to trade and investment

»  Relevant courses: Global Political Economy, Political Economy of Canada, Human Rights & the Global Economy, Labour & Globalization, Issues in International Political Economy

Work Experience & Leadership

Work History
Sep 2014 - Jun 2015


Queen's Policy Review

» Used sharp attention to detail to review and evaluate policy proposals advising authors of enhancements, including content development, readability, consistency, clarity, grammar, and formatting

»  Managed and organized publication duties, collaborated with a team of 23 editors to improve efficiency of the group

»  Developed, edited and planned creative communication content and styles for the journal

Apr 2014 - Sep 2014

Political Consultant

Toronto Mayoral Candidate

» Organized community leaders and volunteers in support of the campaign, strategized, and planned community events
» Accountable for managing data on all events and interactions
» Developed and clearly communicated policy platforms and responses for the candidate on policy issues pertinent to municipal taxes,

finance, infrastructure, and services
» Displayed the ability to multi-task, problem solve, and produce quality material in high pressure situations and short deadlines

May 2013 - Feb 2014

Researcher & Project Manager

The Institute for Research & Innovation in Sustainability

» Collaborated with academics, executives on projects relating to environmental policy, employment policy, employment futures, the adaptation of work, and workplace solutions to effectively assist Canada’s transition to a low-emission economy

»  Examined data using research databases, synthesized complex information, contributed to analysis in written reports for academics and executives, conducted extensive literature reviews used for analysis in policy papers

»  Coordinated an international conference requiring the completion of internal and external marketing, management, and financial tasks

»  Invited to sit in Executive Committee meetings to participate in brainstorming and strategy sessions for development of new research


»  Managed multi-stakeholder portfolio in finalizing SSHRC grant applications; copy-edited and coordinated volumes of documents

ensuring they met submission guidelines—research project was awarded $2.8 million

May 2008 - Dec 2013


The Crease Goaltending Academy

» Promoted to instructor in May 2008 after showing the ability to perform and teach the fundamentals that are necessary in building a solid foundation as an ice-hockey goalie

»  Ability to explain and relay technical information to athletes of all ages, parents, coaches with different learning styles and perspectives

»  Developed long-term, personalized training programs to ensure objectives in acquiring the necessary skills and techniques are achieved, while also having the ability to adapt lesson plans on-the-fly in order to cater to specific problem areas

Sep 2011 - Dec 2013

Political Aide

York-West MPP Candidate

» Recruited, trained, and developed volunteers to conduct events and reach out to voters

»  Maintain current knowledge of government policy decisions; provide media commentary and/or criticism related to public policy and

political issues and events; collected voter information, identified supporting members of the community

»  Interpret and analyze policies, public issues, legislation, and/or the operations of governments, businesses, and organizations

»  Facilitate public forums to consult stakeholders on social, political, and economic issues; collected voter information, identified

supporting members of the community

»  Collect, analyze, and interpret data such as election results and public opinion surveys; report on findings, recommendations, and

conclusions; forecast political, economic, and social trends

Sep 2012 - Dec 2012

Research Advisor

Canadian Extractive Industries
» Utilized research and writing skills to investigate the extractive industry with the objective to obtain information on the key players, regulatory frameworks, and global trends surrounding particular historical and ongoing issues and debates in developing countries

»  Analyzed government regulations pertaining to the mining industry in particular regions and comparing them to the policy positions of other countries involved in the extractive sector

»  Examined industry leaders, organizations, IGOs, and NGOs to determine their respective stances, and the effectiveness of corporate social responsibility implementations

Oct 2011 - Apr 2012

Student Ambassador

Access York Student Caucus

» Collaborated with students, staff, faculty, administrators in brainstorming ways to remove barriers for persons with disabilities in York University’s community

»  Employed advocacy skills as I assumed the position of liaison to make York University a welcome place for students with mental and physical disabilities

»  Coordinated creative events and focus groups promoting the awareness of attitudinal and environmental obstacles showing ability to communicate with clarity to diverse audiences



Chartered Financial Analyst, Level 1 Candidate

CFA Institute


Communication & Interpersonal: Excellent written and verbal communication skills; copy-editing; briefing notes; report writing; presentations; speaking notes; highly flexible and adaptable; strong listener

Computer & Software: PC; Mac OSX; iLife (Pages, Numbers, Keynote); High proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Visio); Advanced skills using SPSS and STATA; Introductory knowledge of Bloomberg; Database research; ConstantContact; MachForm; WordPress

Management: Project management; program development; program evaluation; policy development; financial management; risk management; stakeholder management

Research & Analysis: Strong quantitative research and analysis; qualitative research and analysis; economic analysis; policy analysis; logic models; environmental scans; risk assessment

Recent Research

Galley, Andrew, Jennifer Gold, and Sunil Johal. Public Sector Transformed: Harnessing the Power of Behavioural Insights. Toronto: KPMG & The Mowat Centre, 2013.

KPMG. "Evolving Banking Regulation Part Two: Banking Structure - The Search for a Viable Strategy." Financial Services, KPMG International, 2015.

KPMG. Evolving Investment Management Regulation: Navigating opposing forces. Financial Services, KPMG International, KPMG, 2015.

Qiang, Li, and Chand Satish. "House Prices and Market Fundamentals in Urban China." Habitat International 40 (October 2013): 148-153.

Community Involvement

Board Member, School of Policy Studies MPA Student Executive Committee (Sept. 2014-June 2015)

Semi-Professional Hockey Player, Ontario Junior “A” Hockey League (2006-2008)

» Participated as a member of the Vaughan Vipers (06/07) and Villanova Knights (07/08)

Coordinator, Ernestine’s Woman’s & Youth Shelter

» Coordinated a charity fashion show fundraising campaign and developed budgeting and project management skills

» Communicated with and negotiated agreements with retail stores to loan clothes
» Developed advertisements and pamphlets
» Raised $10,798 in three months