Kelicia Letlow-Peroune

Michael van Zyll de Jong
December 19, 2013
Muktadir Boksh
January 13, 2014
“Laws are like cobwebs, which may catch small flies, but let wasps and hornets break through.”
Jonathan Swift

I am a firm believer in justice and it is the function of the law to ensure that justice is served. I believe that the law is a mechanism through which we can ensure that policies protect the welfare of all humanity and the environment.

I commenced the Master of Arts in Environmental Policy with an open mind, equipped with the knowledge that the program was one of the few of its kind in Canada, and that faculty had been very supportive in conversations about my research topic prior to applying to the program. Upon commencing classes, I was greeted with the reality that the research intensiveness of the program would require discipline, dedication and a strategy. With this awareness, I developed a study schedule which demanded hours of reading and research per day- a sacrifice that I now count worth the while.

I relished the fact that I was learning in a small setting which afforded the opportunity to work with classmates from various academic, professional and cultural backgrounds. This diversity allowed me to develop the appreciation for the challenges faced in balancing competing interests in the environmental policy-making process.

I am grateful for the opportunities I had to present at student and industry conferences and for completing an internship which helped to shape my career goals. The successful completion of this program would not have been possible without the guidance I received from the internship officer in selecting an internship which compliments my career plans and my supervisor whose advice and support helped me navigate the course of my research. Sincere gratitude is extended everyone who supported me on my journey to become the first international student to graduate from the Environmental Policy Institute.


  • Master of Arts Environmental Policy (MAEP), Memorial University
  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB), University of Guyana

Areas of Interest: international environmental law; environmental policy, human rights and corporate social responsibility.

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