Spotlight on MPPGA Alumni Careers – Series Compilation

During our Spotlight on MPPGA Alumni Careers series, we showcased ten Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs (MPPGA) alumni who are committed to addressing the urgent and complex public policy challenges facing the world.

During their time in the professional MPPGA program at the University of British Columbia, they pursued various opportunities for further professional growth, learned about teamwork, stakeholder engagement, and policy analysis in the Global Policy Project, and cultivated their expertise in the various stream electives that our program offers.

Each alum is working in a policy careers spanning Canada and the globe. Learn more about them below:

Aboozar Ahmadi,Aboozar Ahmadi Policy Officer, Department of National Defence-ADM Policy, Ottawa, ON, Canada



Alumni Talia AhmadTalia Ahmad, Planning and Projects Associate, Richmond Fire-Rescue, City of Richmond, B.C., Canada



Bo Wang, Associate, China, Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), Beijing, China




Ju Lee_headshotHyun Ju Lee, Research & Evaluation Officer, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada



AlfonsoAlfonso Hernandez, Public Management Consultant, UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, Santiago, Chile



LaurenLauren Hamman, Intergovernmental Relations Advisor, Intergovernmental Relations Secretariat, Office of the Premier, Government of British Columbia, Victoria, B.C., Canada


Rafael Posada, Co-Founder, COO & Managing Partner, Stratego Solutions; Chief Global Officer & Managing Partner for Retail Brands, Deal Smartie; Research Assistant, Organizational Behaviour, Sauder School of Business, UBC, Vancouver, B.C., Canada


Sebastian JarrinSebastian Jarrin Grijalba, Program Officer, Supporting the Ministry of Mines Ethiopia project, Canadian International Resources and Development Institute, Vancouver, B.C., Canada


ChiamakaMogoChiamaka Mọgọ, Board Director, Canadian Race Relations Foundation; Executive Secretary & Board Member, African Marine Environment Sustainability Initiative; Founder & President, Board of Director, Initiative for Inclusive Dialogue in Nigeria, Nigeria / Canada


Nathan SeefNathan Seef, Policy Analyst, Trade and Investment, Low-Carbon Energy Sector, Natural Resources Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada