Job Title:Trade Policy Officer
Employer:Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade, and Development
Grad Year:2010
Degree(s):M.A. International Affairs
Major(s):International Affairs
Expertise:International Affairs
Industry:Public Service

What makes you a good mentor?

As a recent graduate, I have found the support and wisdom of alumni, lecturers, faculty and staff of the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA) to be invaluable. I look forward to working with students to help provide guidance on how their ambitions fit into their academic and future career choices.

About Lisa Mallin

Lisa Mallin is a Trade Policy Officer in the Services Trade Policy Division at Global Affairs Canada. Lisa is currently responsible for the development of Canada’s information communication technologies (ICT) trade policy positions and is Canada’s lead negotiator for telecommunications and electronic commerce chapters in the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) negotiations. Since joining the department in 2010, Lisa has worked on a number of files including the Canada-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement negotiations, Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement negotiations, Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations, and World Trade Organization Trade Policy Reviews, and worked for the Economic Section at the Embassy of Canada in Japan. Before joining Global Affairs Canada, Lisa worked in the Economic Analysis Division and Economic Growth and Environmental Sustainability Division of the former Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) researching and analyzing economic policy issues.

Lisa holds a BA, First-Class Honours, in East Asian Studies and International Development Studies from McGill University in Montreal, and a MA from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA) at Carleton University in Ottawa.