Aniska Graver was born and raised on the beautiful island of Jamaica in the Caribbean. She completed her undergrad in 2019 from York University with a Bachelor of Arts in International Development Studies and African Studies. Her passion for the field of international development started from childhood growing up in Jamaica where was exposed to the plight and marginalization of people living in extreme poverty in the Global South; this inspired her to pursue International Development Studies as an undergraduate major. During her undergraduate studies, Aniska focused her research primarily on gender & development, culture, diasporas & migration, human development and development policies in the Caribbean, Latin America and Africa. Her current research interest includes, but is not limited to political economy, migration and development issues, and the interaction these have with policy development.
While at BSIA, she hopes that the MIPP program will provide her with the conceptual tools and knowledge to engage in the current issues and practices of international public policy in the developing world. Beyond graduate studies, she would like to help facilitate positive changes in the Global South and promote equity and social justice for those who are not granted equal opportunities.