Kristen Myers holds a Classical Studies and History (B.A.H) degree from Queen’s University and a Post-Degree Major in Political Science from King’s University College at Western University. Her academic background also extends into the areas of economics and social justice and peace studies.
She has work and volunteer experience in the development field, including working with a corporate social responsibility program in Zimbabwe, where she worked on a socio-economic development project in support of orphaned children affected by the HIV/AIDS pandemic, and most recently while completing Global Affair’s Canada’s International Youth Internship program in central Uganda, where she worked with a civil society organization on projects in support of women, one of which was shortlisted for the UNDP, UNEP, and IUCN supported SEED Award.
She has also had the privilege of taking part in Canada’s Youth Consultation on Developing Canada’s International Assistance Review with Global Affairs Canada, and has also assisted with two international relations books, one evaluating the role of the African Union on the governance of the African continent, and the other on Africa’s role in the establishment of international norms.
Her areas of interest include international political economy, recently conducting research in Geneva, Brussels, and Paris on the role of increased GVC integration and participation to global poverty alleviation, global development governance, sustainability and social governance. She has international volunteer and travel experience in 14 different countries including South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Britain, France, Spain, Holland, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany and Italy.