Jessica Uitvlugt is a current graduate student at the Basillie School of International Affairs pursuing her Master’s degree in International Public Policy. Before attending the Basillie School of International Affairs, Jessica attended Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, achieving a Honours Bachelor of Arts with a major in political studies, a minor in philosophy and a certificate in law. While at Queen’s, Jessica was an active student who held important positions amongst 3 different clubs, worked on the political science focused student journal Politicus and was a member of the Queen’s philosophy department student council.
Outside of the academic arena, Jessica has also contributed her time and talents through an internship with Polis Analysis, a company with a passion to help navigate and share global politics with individuals across the globe. Here, she helped with the construction, research, and delivery of political media throughout multiple platforms. Besides her passion for international politics, Jessica is also bilingual in the French language and holds a Diplôme d’Etudes en Langue Française that has also fueled her interest in French culture in Canadian politics.
With her time at the Basillie School of International Affairs, Jessica aims to specialize in two of her policy interests: environmental policy and human security. After the completion of her master’s degree, Jessica aspires to work for the government of Canada to pursue a lifelong career in either field of her specializations and help make meaningful policies that will contribute to the nation.