Department of Political Science
Tobey Berriault (MA, 2013)
Junior Consultant: Office of the Ombudsman Namibia; Disarmament
Demobilization and Reintegration Officer (UNOCI) Côte d’Ivoire
"As an MA student, I was provided with the academic and financial support required to carry out my field work in Sierra Leone. This field work allowed me to acquire the experience and insight necessary to be awarded a competitive internship with the UNDP in Namibia. Not only were my supervisors encouraging and willing to guide me regardless of how trivial, complex, or endless my questions were, so too was the entire staff within the department. The department provides a rigorous training in mainstream and critical theories, allowing me to share and understand a variety of perspectives with academics, government officials, and development practitioners both at home and abroad. The analytical and problem-solving skills developed during my time in the Department have been highly relevant to my career thus far and will be of great benefit to future endeavors."