Job Title:Program Specialist
Employer:Cancer Care Ontario
Grad Year:2009
Degree(s):B.A.
Major(s):Political Science
Expertise:Hospital and Health Care, Toronto Area
Industry:Public Policy

What makes you a good mentor?

As someone fortunate to have had good mentors from my previous and current roles, I understand first hand the positive impact mentoring can have for both current students at the beginning or end stages of their studies, and for young professionals early in their careers. To date, I have had the benefit of working in academia, public service, trade organizations, and not-for-profits, giving me working knowledge of the broad range of perspectives across sectors that may provide good insights for others thinking about their career trajectory.

About Jennifer Guo

Jennifer is a Program Specialist at Cancer Care Ontario, the provincial agency that advises the Ontario government on the prevention, screening, and delivery of care for chronic disease. In her current role, she is responsible for the development and implementation of quality initiatives that support evidence-based best practices in diagnostic imaging procedures in the province.

Previous to this role, her work within the organization focused on developing the provincial policy framework for molecular oncology in the province. Some of the key projects that she has led include establishing provincial standards and providing guidance on issues relating to the emerging field of personalized medicine.

Jennifer completed her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a Concentration in International Affairs and Economics at Carleton University in 2009, and obtained her Master of International Public Policy at the Balsillie School of International Affairs at Wilfrid Laurier University in 2010