Sara Pavan is currently a Strategic Planning Advisor with BC Housing, a Crown corporation that develops, manages and administers a range of subsidized housing options and programs across British Columbia. Prior to that, Sara was a program evaluator at BC Women's Hospital in Vancouver, BC.
Sara holds a PhD in Political Science from Queen's University and she completed a Killam Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of British Columbia. Her academic work focused on the processes through which immigrants to Canada become acquainted with political institutions, develop attitudes such as interest in politics and trust in political institutions, and become politically active.
Throughout her past and current experience, her main interest has always been the positive effects that social services and programs can have in engaging citizens, particularly those most likely to be marginalized, in the public sphere.