I completed my doctorate degree in Philosophy, Mass Communications, at Carleton University in 2008. At the time, I was employed full time as a policy analyst / advisor in the Library of Parliament working for finance and fiscal-policy related related committees :
- Senate Banking
- House of Commons Finance Committee
- House of Commons Public Accounts Committee).
I subsequently worked for the Department of Finance on consumer issues and later still, joined the Canadian Credit Union Association as their lead policy advisor / analyst. While I have taught as a sessional lecturer, my formal academic career only really began this fall, in 2018.
Prior to working for government, I worked at a fiscal policy think tank in the United States (Levy Economics Institute) and prior to that, was a bond and stock market reporter for Bloomberg Business News. In addition to my PhD, I have a masters' degree in economics.