RESUME

Clara H. Whyte has almost 20 years of experience as an economist and political scientist specializing on sustainable development and global affairs. She stands out as a specialist in social sciences who can also rely on a strong background in pure and applied sciences, particularly food science and in biological and environmental sciences. Multilingual, she has a large international work experience mainly in Canada and in Latin America. She also worked on a small project in Vietnam. In all her assignments, she demonstrated strong intercultural and problem-solving skills, as well as very strong abilities for both theoretical and applied research.


Languages

• French (fluent)

• English (fluent)

• Spanish (fluent)

• Portuguese (fluent)

• German (advanced)

• Mandarin Chinese (intermediate)


Main Skills

• Environmental and Agrifood Policies

• Ecological and Agricultural Economics

• Global Affairs

• Environmental and Biological Sciences

• Food Science and Technology


EDUCATION

2007-2016 Certificate in Food Science and Technology, University Laval, Quebec, Canada


2003 Diploma of the Paris Institute of Political Studies (Equivalent to a Master’s Degree), Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris, France

Thesis: “Agriculture, International Trade and the Environment – Theoretical and Practical Challenges – The case of the EU Common Agricultural Policy in the context of the WTO negotiations”

Joint thesis: “Women and Development”. Thesis produced to analyse and highlight the specific challenges faced by women in the context of the cooperation projects carried out by French NGO Solidarité Laïque in developing countries


2001 Master’s Degree in Environmental and Development Economics, University of Versailles-Saint-Quentin, Guyancourt, France

Thesis: Thesis produced in conjunction with CIRAD, “Quality products, land and sustainable development – The case of a group of small-scale organic producers in the State of Santa Catarina, Brazil”


2000 Master 1 in Economic Policies and Analysis, University Pierre Mendès-France, Grenoble, France


1998 Bachelor’s Degree in Economic Policies and Analysis, University Pierre Mendès-France, Grenoble, France


EXPERIENCE

2011-2019 CONSULTANT, Canada, Brazil, France

Sustainable Development and International Affairs


2010-2011 TERRAMETRIK, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Sustainable Development Economist and Policy Analyst, President and Founder


2010 CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL NETWORK (RCEN), Montreal, Quebec, Canada

National Council and Board of Directors, Francophone Representative (Volunteer Position)


2008-2010 CANADIAN CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDIES AND COOPERATION, Oruro and La Paz, Bolivia

Economist, Rural Development


2006-2009 GAIA VISION INC., Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Sustainable Development Economist and Policy Analyst, President and Founder


2005 ÉCORESSOURCES CONSULTANTS, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada

Analyst in environment, agriculture and rural development


2004-2005 LES CONSULTANTS DOMINIQUE ÉGRÉ INC., Montreal, Canada (Part Time)

Consultant in socio-economic and environmental impact studies


2003-2004 WORLD WILDLIFE FUND (WWF), Brasilia, Brazil

Special Envoy on Trade and Environmental Issues


2001 CENTRE INTERNATIONAL DE RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE POUR LE DÉVÉLOPPEMENT (CIRAD)

Junior Project Manager (Intern) – development of markets for small-scale farmers in Santa Catarina, Brazil


2000 IRACAMBI RECURSOS NATURAIS, Rosario da Limeira, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Junior Project Manager (Volunteer)


1999 UNIDADES PARA VIVIR MEJOR (UPAVIM), Guatemala City, Guatemala

Junior Project Manager (Volunteer)


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

2016-   Association francophone pour le savoir (ACFAS)

2019-   Société québécoise de sciences politiques (SQSP)

2019-   Canadian Political Science Association (CPSA)

2015-   Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology (CIFST)

2015-   Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)

2015-   Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS)


ADDITIONAL TRAINING

2019

  • Human Resources Management, Université Laval, Québec, Canada
  • Entrepreneurial Project, Université Laval, Québec, Canada
  • Introduction to Natural Resources Management, TELUQ, Québec, Canada
  • Mandarin Chinese, HSK 1, University of Beijing, Coursera (online platform)
  • Mandarin Chinese, HSK 2, University of Beijing, Coursera (online platform)
  • Agroforestry and Sustainable Development, TELUQ, Québec, Canada

2018

  • Experimental Animals, Université Laval, Québec, Canada
  • Introduction to Quality Insurance, Université Laval, Québec, Canada
  • Mathematics for Business, Université Laval, Québec, Canada
  • Statistics with R, TELUQ, Québec, Canada
  • Functional Food and Women’s Health, Université Laval, Québec, Canada
  • Ecology and Environment, Université de Montréal, Québec, Canada
  • Plant Anatomy and Morphogenesis, Université de Montréal, Québec, Canada

2017

  • Molecular Biology, Université de Montréal, Québec, Canada
  • Recent Advances in Food Microbiological Analysis, Université Laval, Québec, Canada
  • Food Analyses, Université Laval, Québec, Canada
  • Agrifood Mycology, Université Laval, Québec, Canada
  • Basic Concepts in Plant Protection, Université Laval, Québec, Canada

2016

  • Biochemistry and Metabolism, Université Laval, Québec, Canada
  • Latest Innovations in Food Science, Université Laval, Québec, Canada
  • Cheese: Principles and Technologies, Université Laval, Québec, Canada
  • Food Preservation, Université Laval, Québec, Canada

2015

  • Food Chemistry, Université Laval, Québec, Canada
  • Introductory Nutrition, Université Laval, Québec, Canada
  • Food Ingredients and Additives, Université Laval, Québec, Canada
  • Fundamental Principles of Animal Science, Université Laval, Québec, Canada

2013

  • Certificate of Completion “GMP/HACCP Training for Food Processing Workers”
  • Certificate of Completion “Basic Hygiene Training for Food Processing Workers”
  • Certificate of Completion “Introduction to Traceability”
  • Food Safety Planning Courses
  • Small Scale Food Processor Association of British Columbia

2010

  • Mandarin Chinese 1, University of Quebec in Montreal, Montreal, Canada
  • IFC Certificate of Completion of the Managing Social and Environment Performance Course (Online Course)

2009

  • Quality in the Agrifood Industry, Université Laval, Québec, Canada
  • The Participation of Indigenous Women in Local Governments, Bolivian Centre for Multidisciplinary Studies (Centro Boliviano de EstudiosMultidisciplinarios – CEBEM) (Online Course)

2008

  • Food Contaminants, Université Laval, Québec, Canada
  • Organization and Physiology of Plants, Université Laval, Québec, Canada
  • Food and Microorganisms, Université Laval, Québec, Canada
  • Agrifood Hygiene and Public Health,Université Laval, Québec, Canada

2007

  • General Microbiology, Université Laval, Québec, Canada

1998

  • Spanish Certificate in Economics, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Spain


COUNTRY EXPERIENCE

Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, France, Guatemala, Vietnam

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