From Here to There: Breton Cousins, JA Alumni

Breton Cousins, Alumni 2008 Memorial High School, Sydney Mines

I graduated from Dalhousie in 2013. Majored in Political Science.

After graduation I worked for a company called the Hub Halifax for a year as their Operations Manager. Hub Halifax is an incubator for social enterprises, not-for-profits and advocacy groups.

From there I worked as Communications Director for Andy Fillmore’s campaign, the Federal Liberal Candidate in Halifax, for over a year. He won the election, and asked me to work for him, so I moved to Ottawa and now I work as a political staffer on Parliament Hill. Mostly doing political communications work and legislative affairs. It’s the best!!

Junior Achievement was very influential. It taught me a fair deal about community organizing, messaging, and marketing – all useful skills for political work. Frankly, the greatest contribution it made to my life is to connect me to some of my best friends that I still have today. I’m always running into folks from my JA days, even today a fellow achiever works down the hall from me in another MPs office.


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