Kristy Smith is a master’s student of the International Public Policy program at the Balsillie School of International Affairs. Before embarking on her master’s studies, Kristy spent eight years as a communications professional in various policy driven organizations — the most recent being the Centre for International Governance Innovation.
In her career, she has had the experience of working with various federal governments both domestically and internationally, as well working on joint projects with the United Nations and World Trade Organization. Kristy’s extensive travel and work experience in various parts of the world has deepened her understanding of globalization and politics.
Kristy received an honours bachelor of Arts and Communications from Western University and a post-graduate certificate in Corporate Communications and Public Relations from Fanshawe College.
Kristy’s research interests include digital governance related to multilateral organizations, preserving democracy and the future of work.