Acadia Politics Alumni


  • Oliver Jacob, MA (Business Administration, Community Economic Development Program) Cape Breton University

  • Hannah Dawson-Murphy, Councillor for Town of Three Rivers, PEI


  • Sebastian Farkas, Ministerial Assistant to the Minister of Seniors and Housing/Military Liaison (Government of Alberta)  


  • Colin Mitchell, MPhil in International Relations and Politics from the University of Cambridge. Currently employed as a Policy Analyst on Health Canada’s COVID Alert Task Force as an alumnus of the Recruitment of Policy Leaders Program


  • Ann de Ste Croix, MA (International Development), Dalhousie University
  • Samuel Foran, Digital Director of Digital Media, Office of the Premier of Nova Scotia
  • Rachel McNally, PhD (International Relations & Public Policy), Carleton University
  • Harrison Paul, Atlantic Desk and Parliamentary Secretary Liaison, Office of the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations
  • Allison Smith, MA (Philanthropy and Non-Profit Leadership), Carleton University
  • Nicole Wambolt, MA (Public Policy and Administration), Carleton University 


  • Caroline Anderson, Intern for Senator Bernie Sanders, Burlington, VT
  • Zeid El-Masri, Data Analyst and Customer Support
  • Emma Hughes, PhD Canadian Studies, Trent; MA Canadian Studies and Indigenous Studies, Trent
  • Katrina Kwan, novelist and freelance writer
  • Justin MacLeod, MA (Social and Political Thought), Acadia
  • Fiona McGuinty, MA International Relations; Export Development Canada
  • Alexander Murney, Artillery Officer, CAF
  • Julianna Mutch, B.Ed. Acadia (2018), Master of Public Service, University of Waterloo (2020), Corporate Research Analyst with the Canada Revenue Agency in Ottawa
  • Abby Newcombe, Dalhousie Law
  • Sarah Toole, Master of Public Administration, Queen's University (2018); Social policy analyst with the Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation with the Government of Ontario
  • Trevor Vandertuin, Master of Public Administration, Dalhousie University


  • Brittany Hines, MA (International Development), Saint Mary's University
  • Lauren Hooper, Johns Hopkins SAIS MA Global Risk
  • David Houston-Gou, NCI OP, RCN
  • Maddie Fray, BEd, StFX
  • Braeden Larson, MPP, University of Calgary
  • Cayleigh Lemieux, Master of Public Service, U of Waterloo
  • Maya Macatumpag, UBCP Stunt Performer, Vancouver
  • Grant Oyston, Software Logistics/Operations Coordinator
  • Jonathan Wearing, UBC Law


  • Aaron Barrett, UWO Law
  • Michael Belyea, MA (Public Policy and Public Administration), Concordia University
  • Ben Creaser, Masters of Public Administration
  • Hope Campbell, MA (Politics), Acadia
  • Ryan Flemming, RCMP
  • Justin Leblanc, MBA, UNB
  • Tianyi Liu, MA Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa
  • Sarah MacKinnon, UWO Law
  • Robert Pantalone, MA (Social & Political Thought), Acadia
  • Hailey W., Masters in Planning


  • Emma Costain, U of Ottawa Law; Articling student
  • Meaghan Dalton, Dalhousie Master of Planning; Urban planner, Halifax
  • Leah Davidson, MA (Sports Policy and International Development) University of Edinburgh, Event Administrator British Universities and Colleges Sport
  • Gavin Davies, MSc (Transnational Security Studies) Royal Holloway (UK); Research, Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, New Delhi
  • Lauren Hooper, MA (Politics) Acadia
  • Benjamin Jamieson, Teaching at the Zhongshan Institute China, B Journalism, Kings College
  • Nathan Kaulback, MA (Philosophy) Concordia, Dalhousie Law
  • Jenna Khoury-Hanna, Dalhousie Law
  • Jacob Love, MA (Political Science) U of Calgary
  • Christian MacWilliams, MA (World Politics & International Relations) U of Pavia
  • Jenna Nowlan, Parlimentary Intern at the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs
  • Sarah Pullen, MA (Infrastructure Protection and International Security from Carleton University (MIPIS Class of 2017). Currently works for the Canadian Red Cross as Acting Sr. Manager, Recovery.
  • Matthew Rios, MBA
  • Alex Thompson, MA in Political Science; Member of Parliament Communications Associate
  • Jacob Verhagen, MA (Nationalism Studies) Central European University; English teacher, Beijing


  • Gabrielle Archer, Music Business Diploma; Festival Manager, Halifax Pop Explosion
  • Beth Barkhouse, BEd Acadia
  • Chris Carruthers, BEd Acadia; Substitute teacher
  • Emma Cochrane, MA (Communications) U of Ottawa, Gov't Relations & Communications Coordinator NOVA Chemicals
  • Alex Houston, MA (Politics) Acadia
  • Qasim Kareemi, Masters in Political Economy, JD
  • Carolyn McKee, MA (Political Science) Carleton; Program officer at WUSC for Student Refugee Program
  • Kyle Power, Dalhousie Law
  • Ethan Purdy, MA in Economics; Risk Analyst
  • Spencer Rees, MA (Infrastructure Protection & International Security) Carleton
  • Aislinn Robinson, B. Journalism at University of Kings College
  • Chelsea Wadley, MA (Global Affairs) U of Toronto
  • Jennifer Wigle, BEd Western
  • Laura Wright, Public Relations Certificate, Mount Royal University; Law Society of Alberta, Communications Advisor
  • Katherine Duncan, MIPS (Infrastructure Protection & International Security) Carleton, Security Analyst for the Government of Canada
  • Ashley Vogeli, Master of Public Policy; Associate at Longview Communications
  • James Wong, Masters of Science in Information Studies; Librarian


  • Claire Salsbury, TA at Zhongshan Institute China 
  • Greg Van Gestel, TA at Zhongshan Institute China; Intern, Organization of American States (Washington, DC), Communication Specialist Husqvarna Group
  • Rich Mackenzie, Executive Sales Recruiter, Treeline Inc.
  • Jean-Marc Tomei, BEd Acadia, Project Management - Developer


  • Chantal Boudreau, BEd Mount Saint Vincent
  • Emma Duke (Smith), Bachelor of Social Work; Mental Health worker
  • Lauren Hanna, Research Coordinator at Office of the Auditor General of Ontario 
  • Tim Hansen, Dalhousie Law 
  • Angela Johnston, MA in Journalism Carleton, reporter KALW, San Francisco
  • Gillian Lush, JD; Lawyer
  • Jon Mann, Advanced Diploma Screenwriting, New York Film Academy; Screenwriter, CEO & Founder of Popular Demand Pictures and CoFounder of 506 Films
  • Dakin McDonald, MA McMaster (Cultural Studies/Critical Theory)/ Researcher with the Ontario NDP Caucus
  • Brock McDougall, MPA Dalhousie, NS Office of the Ombudsman
  • Anne McGregor, Bachelor and Masters of Social Work; Addiction Support Worker
  • Christina Muehlberger, MA Carleton (Political Economy), PhD Carleton; Graduate Campaigns Coordinator, Canadian Federation of Students
  • Logan Murphy, Account director
  • Caitlin Regan, Dalhousie Law; Lawyer
  • Alison Shott, PhD Western ; Public Policy Consultant
  • Julia Turner, MA International Affairs, Carleton; Senior Policy Analyst Health Canada
  • Joao Shannon Sterrett, MA York, PhD Victoria
  • Chantal Veinotte, BEd, JD; Student


  • Tyler Boucher, MFA Creative Writing; Carpenter
  • Nigel Cones, MA Brock, PhD Calagary
  • Emma Cullen, MAIS Athabasca; Program Coordinator in Continuing Education
  • Darren Hicks, Master of Public Administration, Military Intelligence Officer
  • Christopher LeBlanc, Training Manager
  • Laura Lewis, MPA Dalhousie 
  • Brynne Sinclair-Waters, MA Carleton, Researcher Ontario Federation of Labour 
  • Jeneba Stewart, MA in Peace and Conflict Studies at St. Paul University (Ottawa), Flood Recovery Coordinator, City of Calgary 


  • Peter Clark, Law School 
  • Dawn Demeritte, Postgraduate New Media Journalism at Sheridan (City of Oakville), Show Host for "Human Views"
  • John Franey, MA Trent 
  • Emily Knox (Foster), BEd and MEd; Training Development Officer for DND
  • Colin John Krasnozon, Food Security Certificate at Ryerson University, Food Box Program Coordinator (City of Sudbury), Mine Enviro/Health/Safety Coordinator
  • Brad Ledgerwood, MA Acadia 2011 
  • Lauren MacKenzie, Communications intern Honduras with Oxfam Quebec 
  • Fraser MacKinnon Blair, MA Public Administration and LLB, U of Ottawa 
  • Jessica May, Dalhousie Law 
  • Erin Norwood, Legislative/Member’s Assistant for Federal Cabinet MInister; Advisor, Insurance Bureau of Canada
  • Stephanie Redden, MA Acadia, PhD Carleton (Spec. in Political Economy)
  • Jana Steingass, Masters in Cognitive Science, Carleton (September 2019); Canadian Forces; Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching, Royal Roads University (2017)
  • Jeff Townley, Territory Manager - Sales
  • Jeff Waugh, Law UNB 


  • Zach Dayler, MA Dalhousie, National Director – Canadian Alliance of Student Associations 
  • Jeff Dortman, Int’l Centre for Ethnic Studies (a neutral think tank for the UN and Sri Lankan Gov’t) 
  • Peter Eirikson, MA Acadia, LLB Ottawa;  Associate Blakes LLP 
  • Colin Hoult, Acadia MEd, Public Service of Canada (Deputy Director, Nuclear Strategic Policy, Natural Resources Canada)
  • Sarah Kennell, MA in Globalization and Gender Studies, U of Ottawa; Responsible for government relations with a non-profit organization that focuses on global and domestic issues
  • Sean Keogh, MA Development Studies Geneva, Internship Ghana: Oliphant Commission re Mulroney
  • Andrew Matthews, JD, Osgoode Hall Law School; Environmental regulatory lawyer
  • Joshua Mohan, MA Acadia, Designer, Ubisoft
  • Sondra Rebenchuk, Osgoode Hall Law School ’11, Associate Goodmans LLP 
  • Alex Redfield, Farm Manager, Black Creek Community Farm, Toronto
  • Steve Schiffer, MA LSE, PhD Cambridge 
  • Drew Swanson, MPA U of Ottawa, Policy Analyst with the Public Health Division of the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care 
  • Stewart Webb, MScEcon Security Studies, Aberystwyth; Consultant
  • Ben Whynot, MA U of Alberta, Government Relations Associate University of Alberta
  • Angela Wilson, Conseil de Development de la Nouvelle Ecosse 


  • Zach Abugov, Master of Science in Comparative Politics (Conflict Studies stream), London School of Economics, Advisor to Timor-Leste's Early Warning, Early Response conflict monitoring mechanism
  • Akua Ampofo-Twumasi, MA Saint Mary’s 
  • Hillary Barter, MA U of Toronto 
  • Johannah Black, MA Ryerson, PhD York; Program Manager, Women's Centre
  • Katie Fahey, MA School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Director of Development/Red Poppy Art House
  • Mervyn Frame, MA Aberystwyth, International Studies 
  • Leah Grimmer, Law Dalhousie; Lawyer
  • Anna Hanson, Masters in Middle East politics, University of London, Masters and PhD in Sociology, Northwestern University, Chicago; Post-Doctoral fellow Graduate Institute Geneva
  • Lauren Jackson, MSc Econ Aberystwth 2009, Corporate Intelligence Consultant for KPMG Forensic Inc., Toronto 
  • Devon Legge, MA Dalhousie, PhD UBC 
  • Angela Livingstone, JD; Research assistant & student
  • Jennifer Mark, MPA Dalhousie, Policy Advisor
  • Janine MacLean, English teacher in South Korea
  • Brendan McDermott, JD; Lawyer
  • Madeline Morgenstern, MPA Queens; Senior consultant in strategy division of Toronto health agency
  • Emma Pullman, MA UVIC, Lead Researcher Hoggan & Associates – Vancouver 
  • Isaac Ransom, MComm., MBA; Lobbyist
  • Chris Rivers, Law U Vic; Workers’ Adviser, BC Ministry of Labour
  • Michael Saray, Public Servant (Senior Policy Analyst)
  • Kyle Stevenson, Parks & Recreation, City of Brockville


  • Chris Bates, MSc in Applied Geometrics, Acadia Environmental Design Management 
  • Alison Fuisz, BEd Acadia, Intermediate school teacher, Nepean, ON
  • Kurt Holukoff, MA & PhD Philosophy Waterloo 
  • Ginger MacPhee, MA Acadia  


  • Nathan Allen, PhD UBC 
  • Neil Foley, MA York 
  • Patrick LeGay, MA Toronto, joint LLB/PhD York 
  • Joyce Silver, MA Dalhousie 


  • Stephanie Cote, M Letters Strategic Studies Aberdeen, Research Officer Canadian Institute for Strategic Studies 
  • Joshua Gould, MSc Acadia, MMath Waterloo, Dalhousie Medicine
  • James Lea, LLB Dalhousie, Fernandes Hearn LLP
  • Kevin Madison, MA UBC and LLB Calgary, legal counsel Intact Financial 
  • Jesse Zink, MA Chicago, MDiv Yale, PhD Cambridge, Principal, Montreal Diocesan Theological College


  • Adam Church, Dalhousie Law  
  • Gabby Kalaw, Pacific Photography Vancouver/BC Liberal Party 
  • Dan Kutcher, LLB Dalhousie, Associate Cox & Palmer
  • Jeremy Pedder, Internship South Africa Kimberly (Blood Diamonds) Process 
  • Matthew Green, Member of Parliament for Hamilton Centre


  • Kris Barnes, BEd UPEI 
  • Matt Belleghem, MA Melbourne 
  • Andrew Bews, BEd Education U of Calgary, MA Athabasca (Integrated Studies), Assist. Principal Middle School Calgary AB


  • Jonathan Bishop, MA Acadia, currently serving as the Deputy Chief of Staff for the Independent Senators Group (ISG) at the Senate of Canada.
  • Blair Macpherson, McGill Law School, Federal Prosecutor
  • Ian Rutherford, MA & PhD RMC, Professor at RMC 
  • John Sedgwick, Dalhousie Law, Director of Legal Affairs, Montreal Canadiens 
  • Elizabeth Stokes, Osgoode Hall Law School, Assist Crown Attorney for Ministry of the Attorney General of Ontario
  • Paul Black, MA Dalhousie, Consultant and Part-time faculty at AU
  • Paul Barnes, LL.B. University of Windsor; Lawyer


  • Craig Stenhouse (1999), MA LSE
  • Kristan Hines (1999), Former Chief of Staff to Stephen McNeil, current VP at National Public Affairs (
  • Lori Turnbull (1999), Director of the School of Public Policy at Dalhousie.
  • Jeff McLeod (1999),  MA at AU, and is currently a professor at MSVU in POLS
  • Greg Clarke (1995), PhD SFU
  • Renata Verri (1994), BEd, French teacher 
  • Chris Rands (1993), Field Producer, CBC Parliamentary Bureau
  • Bruce Beaton (1992), MA Acadia, CFL offensive line for every team in league except Montreal!/Real estate in Annapolis Valley
  • Todd Battis (1989), CTV and CBC television news 
  • Meredith Ralston (1988), PhD Dalhousie, Professor Women’s Studies Mt. Saint Vincent
  • Don Bowser (1988), MA European U, Transparency International/Various UN commissions on corruption 
  • Steve Bowes (1982), MA Queen’s, Brigadier-General Canadian Forces (Commander Land Forces Atlantic)