Claudia has a BA in Political Science and English Literature from UBC, and participated in a field school in Chongqing, China, where she studied urban planning and public policy. During her time as a public affairs intern at the U.S. Consulate Vancouver, she launched an anti-human trafficking awareness campaign with the support of U.S. and Canadian law enforcement agencies. While living in Ottawa, Claudia worked for Canadian Heritage as a junior policy analyst in Canadian film and video policy. Through her work at Canada Border Service Agency, she became aware of the injustices immigrants and refugees face due to Canada’s immigration policies, which shaped her interest in irregular migration and international policy responses to it. Prior to the MPPGA program, she volunteered with Plan Canada and facilitated dialogues with immigrant youth on gender inequality. With help from E@UBC, Claudia is in the process of developing a non-profit organization to help provide protection for infants from the transmission of malaria.
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