Temiloluwa Reju graduated with distinction from the University of Toronto, completing a double major in Political Science and Public Policy. As an undergraduate student, she was introduced to some of the dominant theories in development studies, international relations, international law and public policy, and this helped her realize that policy and development are intricately linked. To this effect, Temi focused on studying the ways in which issues of sustainability and gender inequality can affect social welfare and poverty reduction schemes.
By completing a Masters in International Public Policy, Temi hopes to seamlessly combine her knowledge of development issues with practical skills in policy research, analysis and formulation. The program’s specialization in Human Development will allow her to explore her research interests, which lie in studying the role of women in bringing about development prospects in Africa. She is particularly interested in parsing out the history of women’s contributions to development initiatives such as poverty reduction, social welfare, and disease prevention/education schemes and understand how they can impact the success of such initiatives.
Temi has a plethora of experience working on community development initiatives. After graduating from the University of Toronto, she has worked at Topmarké Attorneys in Toronto as an administrative assistant, where she gained firsthand experience working at a law firm. Currently, she volunteers with Women’s Focus Canada, which is a not-for-profit organization geared towards improving the health and wellness of women all across Canada.