Monica Dyer

Monica Dyer (photo)
Degree Title: 
BA Honours, Major in ID with Area of Emphasis in Historical Perspectives in Development
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I completed my undergraduate degree from Guelph in 2007. While at Guelph, I had many opportunities to gain invaluable experience that has served me well in my career thus far, including participation in a semester abroad to Guatemala. Immediately following graduation, I worked as a Research Assistant for Catalyst Inc., the largest nonprofit organization in North America working on advancing women in business and the professions. Following this experience I went back to school and obtained an M.A. in International Relations from the University of Toronto.  During this time, I completed an internship at the United Nations Secretariat in the Office of the Special Adviser to the Secretary General on Gender Issues (OSAGI).

After completing my M.A., I became a Public Servant, working for several years in different ministries of the Government of Ontario. For the past year, I have worked as an independent consultant for the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), assisting with the rollout of the System-wide Action Plan (UN-SWAP) to implement the UN Chief Executives Board Policy of gender equality and the empowerment of women.  

I am very grateful for the positive experience I had at Guelph and for the knowledge and skills that I acquired through the IDS programme.