In my personal and professional life, I have always been drawn to the offerings of other countries and cultures. In addition to this, I grew up in a family in which fairness and justice were held in high regard. This combination of values lead me to complete a BA majoring in both psychology and political science, and then a Masters in International Relations. Through my studies I developed an interest in the relationship between the macro political decisions and the private individuals that those decisions affect. Working as the Operations Coordinator at MECA enables me to see this interplay every day and encourages me to develop strategies in order to improve this process for the hundreds of clients that use our service. The Operations Coordinator supports the day to day operations of MECA and assists the Manager in achieving and maintaining effective management of projects and organisational goals. This includes assistance with the youth portfolio, managing events, developing programming and administration.