Karina Gould is the new MP for Burlington, where she was born and raised, and has been named Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Development. Before running for election Gould was working as a trade and investment specialist for the Mexican Trade Commission.
She has a Master’s in international relations from Oxford University and worked in Washington as a consultant at the Organization of American States, specializing in migration and development.
She has a degree in political science and Latin American studies from McGill University.
While at McGill, Gould served as president of the Arts Undergraduate Society. She was the organizer of a fundraising campaign for victims of the Haitian earthquake that raised $20,000. Before going to university she spent a year in Mexico volunteering at an orphanage.
Gould is married to Alberto Gerones who she met during her year in Mexico. She is fluent in Spanish.
Her main policy interests are affordable childcare, affordable housing, public transit and a dignified retirement for Canada’s seniors.