Emily graduated from the Telfer B.Com program with an option in International Management in 2006. While at the University of Ottawa, Emily got involved with AIESEC Ottawa, the local chapter of AIESEC, a global youth-led organization. After leading the local chapter for two years, and upon graduation, Emily moved first to Pretoria, South Africa in 2007, to support the operations of Ungana-Afrika, a niche consultancy and non-profit that catalyzes scalable enterprises in emerging markets by accelerating the adoption of innovative technologies, business models and services, that promote equality and improve quality of life.
Emily then moved on to Lagos, Nigeria, to work for C2G Consulting, a technology consulting firm. Upon her return to Canada from Nigeria, Emily re-joined AIESEC, this time in a full-time role, with the national head office in Toronto, managing an alumni engagement program. She was then elected as National President for AIESEC Canada for the 2008-2009 term. In this role she led a team of 8 full-time staff out of the head office and oversaw the activities of 28 local offices and over 300 volunteers across the country.
At the end of her time with AIESEC Canada, Emily was selected to be part of the team that oversees AIESEC's global operations and was based in the Netherlands for much of 2009 and 2010, in her role as Director for Western Europe and North America. In this role, Emily oversaw operations in 19 national offices in the region, providing consultancy services and training to groups representing over 10,000 members of AIESEC in Western Europe and North America. This role gave her the opportunity to work in 23 different countries over the course of the year.
Upon completion of her time with AIESEC International, Emily moved to Sydney, Australia, where she is now Director of Operations and Projects for the Youth Action and Policy Association, an industry body representing, and advocating on behalf of, the interests of youth services and young people in the state of New South Wales. In her role, Emily oversees the delivery of the organization’s training and resourcing of its members as well as its internal operations.
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