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Sophie Wang graduated from Western University in 2016 with an Honors Bachelor of Management and Organizational Studies – Specialization in Finance degree and a Minor in Geography.

Sophie is deeply passionate about the intersection of neoliberalism and humanitarian aid. She has worked in marketing, research, and business development roles in the private and non-profit sectors. More recently, she spent time working in a multidisciplinary team on a grassroots development project in Kenya, aiming to raise awareness for HIV-AIDS and empower local women through entrepreneurship. Her primary interest is on how international development policies best work in today’s globalizing and liberalizing economies and how key international institutions can assist in promoting social, political, and economic equity in the process of aid transfer.

After graduating from Western, Sophie spent most of her time travelling while working. She spends her spare time reading about radical ideas and attempting to teach herself Spanish.

Academic / Professional Awards

  • 2018-2019 CIGI Graduate Fellowship
  • 2012-2016 Dean’s Honor List
  • 2016 Global Intercultural Engagement Honor
  • 2015 Professor Elaine Bjorklund Award
  • 2014 MOS Diamond Jubilee Alumni Scholarships
  • 2014 UWO In-Course Scholarships Year IV
  • 2014 Western Heads East Global Opportunities Award
  • 2011 Western Scholarship of Distinction
Global Political Economy / Waterloo Political Economy Group (WatPEG)
Multilateral Institutions
  • Bachelor of Management and Organizational Studies – Honors Specialization in Finance and Minor in Geography, Western University, 2016

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