Noelle VirtueFood Policy
Project Manager, BC Recreation and Parks Association, Canada
With a degree in biology from Canada, Noelle was working as a scientific officer at the Food Standards Agency in London when she discovered that food was her real interest.
She took the Masters full time while still working. Halfway through, she moved to the Women’s Institute, where she remained, leading campaigns on a range of food issues, until 2009. Back in British Columbia, she got a job at the BC Healthy Living Alliance, advocating against childhood obesity.
In her current job, she manages before and after school recreation grants and working with recreation facilities to provide healthier food environments from vending and concessions to programming and fundraising.
Noelle says the Masters changed her career path. The course’s subjects felt very topical, and she still values being kept up to date on policy by the emails the Centre circulates.