Jenn Galandy is a Calgary, Alberta native who is passionate about serving others on both public and personal scales. Prior to returning to her hometown in early 2020, Jenn served in London, England, as the Policy Project Manager at Cabinet Office and, previously, the Policy and Strategy Manager for the Ministry of Justice for the United Kingdom Government. She is a proud graduate of the University of Nottingham, from which she earned her Master’s in Public Policy.
Prior to her time at the University of Nottingham, Jenn Galandy graduated with an Undergraduate Degree in Political Science, from the University of Calgary. During her four years in Calgary, Galandy took part in a variety of activities and initiatives both on and off the campus, including the Model United Nations Team and the Political Science Association.
Currently, Jenn Galandy serves as the Human Resources Operations Administrator for the University of Calgary. Through this role, Jenn has the opportunity to connect with individuals on a more personal level, thus broadening her experience from her previous positions in large-scale public policy.
Alongside her work, Jenn conducts research regarding women’s involvement in politics. Recently, Galandy published a journal article highlighting her findings to-date, which she hopes will put a spotlight on the hurdles female politicians face as they strive for success. She also serves as a contributing writer for Apolitical and Huffington Post, through which she speaks to current issues in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, and the world at large.
While she has gained a great deal of experience through the above ventures, Jenn Galandy is dedicated to constantly refining her personal and professional skill set. As such, she frequently participated in development courses during her academic career. In 2018, she completed management courses with Dale Carnegie, which covered a spectrum of topics ranging from delegation to finding motivation. In 2017, she represented the University of Nottingham at International Organisation Day at London School of Economics. From 2016 to 2017, Jenn Galandy completed public speaking courses through Outspoken Communication. These and other achievements have helped Jenn Galandy stand out from her peers and attain unique opportunities after graduation.
In fact, Jenn was recently asked by the University of Nottingham to serve as their 2019 spokesperson for their Masters of Public Policy program. Through this opportunity, Jenn is able to speak to current and future students regarding what they can do with their degree, and showcase the work she has completed through her research and government jobs.
Jenn Galandy hopes that, through her writing and ongoing involvement in the academic space, she can inspire young women to pursue their desired career paths, despite any societal obstacles or biases that seem to stand in their way.
Policy Project Manager & Gender Equality Co-Chair
- Served as co-lead risk manager by reporting the divisional risks on a monthly basis
- Advised on policy for EU Exit constitutional matters
- Spearheaded engagement with Devolved Administrations (DA) through weekly phone calls to discuss logistics and topics for ministerial meetings
- Served as Co-Chair for the Gender Equality forum
- Delegated tasks to ensure work was completed in a timely manner
UK Delegate for CEPEJ & Strategy Manager
- Took on new duties as the HMCTS international coordinator
- Attended a conference in Strasbourg with the Council of Europe
- Led an exploratory paper for HMCTS (Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunal Services) on new technology trends that could benefit the justice system within the short-medium term, next 5-10 years
- Completed quantitative and qualitative research, by conducting primary interviews with technology experts
- Researched, led, and presented a learning & development proposal to senior leadership in the Strategy team
Office of Member of Parliament, Pat Kelly
- Worked for MP Pat Kelly, Shadow Minister for National Revenue, on Parliament Hill in Ottawa
- Learnt a wide variety of skills such as; how to write speeches, file claims for the financial department, do
committee research, and effectively use social media for political purposes.
- Completed a research project for the office on the use of social media as a politician
- Completed a beginner French Course, taught by the House of Commons
University of Calgary
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Grade 3.7 GPA
Member of the Model United Nations Team, Member of the Political Science Association
University of Nottingham
Activities and Societies: European Union Conference in Milan, Italy – April 2017
- Junior Achievements- Southern Alberta awarded me as the first official “Alum of the Week” (August 2016)
- Recipient of Jason Lang Scholarship for outstanding academic achievement from 2015 School Year (December 2016)
- Certified in GBA+ “Gender Based Analysis” (July 2016)
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