Erika Campos-Hohn is a graduate student pursuing a masters degree in International Public Policy with the Balsillie School of International Affairs. She recently graduated with distinction from Wilfrid Laurier University, earning a bachelor’s degree in Honours Political Science coupled with the successful completion of the Co-operative education program.
Erika spent two work-terms with the Federal Economic Development Agency of Southern Ontario as a Program Policy Analyst. Erika, along with her team, received formal recognition from the Vice President of Policy, Partnerships, and Communications, Chris Padfield, for exemplary contributions and dedication throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Erika is guided by the principles of justice, diversity, and inclusion both in academic and extracurricular settings. She took on various extracurricular experiences during her undergraduate degree, including serving as a mentor of Political Science for Laurier Arts Scholars, a Mock Interviewer with the department of Co-operative education, and a first-year campus representative for Diversity and Equity.
Erika is passionate about the protection of human rights, the empowerment of women in decision-making, and the engagement of youth to disrupt cycles of violence and instability. She has additional interests in post-colonial theory, specifically in the regions of Africa and Latin America, and its impacts on the pursuit of sustainable peace.
At the Balsillie School of International Affairs, Erika aims to expand her knowledge on policy development to amplify and better protect the voices of marginalized groups.