Job Title:Senior Policy Analyst
Employer:Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada
Grad Year:2014, 2017
Degree(s):B.A. (Anthropology), M.A. International Affairs
Major(s):International Affairs
Expertise:Public Policy
Industry:Government Relations

What makes you a good mentor?

I am passionate about mentoring because I am eager to get to know a current Carleton student and the goals they have, provide advice, share my experience, and assist in navigating job applications and interviews during the pandemic. I really enjoyed my experience at Carleton, taking a wide range of courses and even traveling to Burkina Faso, Africa to study African Film on location. Carleton provided me with a lot of opportunities, both academic and professional and I’m looking forward to sharing that experience. I also benefitted from the co-op program and was able to gain work experienced at a range of government departments as a co-op student (including Global Affairs, Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada, and Natural Resources Canada). Looking forward to the year ahead!

About Leah Lavoie

Leah Lavoie is a former Carleton student having completed both her Bachelors and Masters degrees at Carleton University. I really enjoy hiking in the Gatineau Park and exploring it’s many trails, traveling, and reading. I also played basketball for about 10 years and loved it. I am originally from Ottawa but have lived on the Quebec side for most of my life, and also in Nova Scotia where I have family.