Jessica Brunet graduated from the University of Windsor with distinction in 2013, with an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Political Science and a minor in Sociology. During her undergraduate career, she was a member of the Golden Key Honours Society, volunteered for two semesters with the Volunteer Internship Program, and served as a mentor for other undergraduates in the university's Mentorship and Learning program.
She returned in the fall of 2014 to pursue a Master of Arts in Political Science and chose to complete her degree via the internship stream. Jessica interned at Family Services Windsor-Essex (FSWE) and assisted staff with various policies, grants, and preparation for the agency’s upcoming accreditation process. This experience inspired the topic for her final internship report, Local Lessons and International Institutions: The Transcendence of Accountability. Her paper sought to determine if lessons from the local level could be used to create an accountability assessment framework for international institutions. This paper combined insights and research from her coursework in the Department of Political Science and her practical work experience from her time at FSWE. Jessica completed her internship paper in December 2015 and was hired by FSWE shortly after. She is looking forward to her upcoming graduation in spring of 2016.