I am a graduate student in the department and I am currently enrolled in the MSc in Evidence-Based Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation program. What enticed me to this program was the focus on practical skills necessary to evaluate interventions and policies out in the ‘real world,’ the multi-disciplinary focus and collaborative nature of the department, and the fact that the research interests of the faculty align with my own interests in alcohol policy, specifically regarding pricing and availability.
I hold a BSc in Psychology from the University of Victoria (UVic), Canada. While at UVic, I completed my undergraduate thesis on venue responsiveness, drink pricing, and managerial opinions regarding the recent policy changes introducing alcoholic “Happy Hours” in downtown Victoria. I have also previously worked for the province of British Columbia as a Child Care Subsidy Adjudicator and Junior Business Analyst.