2017 World Bank - International Monetary Fund Spring Meetings



Adam Moscoe, Head Delegate
Dalia-Elena Tejeda-Alix, Communications Coordinator
Sarah Marion
Vanessa Adams
Sarin Boivin-Picard

Adam Moscoe

Adam Moscoe is Policy Advisor in the International Affairs Branch at Environment and Climate Change Canada, having previously served as Policy Advisor to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change Canada. His current focus is Canada-China cooperation on environment, climate change, and clean technology, as well as the environmental dimensions of international trade. Prior experience includes serving at Global Affairs Canada’s International Humanitarian Assistance directorate, the Permanent Mission of Canada to the United Nations in Geneva – where he specialized in humanitarian and refugee affairs – and Public Safety Canada’s National Security Policy directorate. Adam’s interest in global governance stems from his engagement in advancing human rights, including experiences in the Office of the Hon. Irwin Cotler, assisting a legal aid clinic in Rwanda, and volunteering with the All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Prevention of Genocide and Other Crimes Against Humanity, under the chairmanship of LGen Senator (ret'd) Roméo Dallaire.

Adam served on the Young Diplomats of Canada delegation to the Y20 Summit in Turkey in 2015. Passionate about cross-sector collaboration, Adam is Curator of the Global Shapers (Ottawa Hub), an initiative of the World Economic Forum, and is co-chair of the SHAPE North America 2017 Summit. He serves on the boards of the Tamir Foundation of Ottawa, which empowers individuals with developmental disabilities, and the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival.  A recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, Adam was named one of Canada's "Top 20 Under 20" in 2011. He holds an MA from the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa, completed in part at Sciences Po (Paris School of International Affairs).

Follow Adam on Twitter @AdamMoscoe.


Dalia-Elena Tejeda-Alix

Dalia Tejeda Alix is one of the two Youth Delegates who got selected this year to represent Canada at the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly. She holds a double Bachelor degree including a Bachelor of Law (Civil Law License) and an Honours Bachelor of Social Science in International Development and Globalization (Magna cum laude). She has been actively involved in her student community for the past 3 years through the student executive board and as a member of different student-led societies.

She is currently working for the Federal Department of Employment and Social Development Canada as a Legal Student assisting the Litigation and Appeals Group. She has previously assisted in executing refugee sponsorship programs and has also analyzed legal policies and regulations regarding the management of intellectual property in the healthcare sector. Dalia has participated in a field research in Taiwan regarding Taiwan’s Indigenous People and communities, which has resulted in a commonly published book with her peers. She speaks English, French, and Spanish fluently.

Dalia is currently completing a Juris Doctor at the University of Ottawa, where she is volunteering as a Senior Caseworker for the Environmental and Business Law Clinics. She feels honored to represent her country and is planning to share her Youth Delegate experience with as much young Canadians as possible. After pursuing studies in law, she believes that access to justice and strong institutions are key components to ensure inclusive and peaceful societies. She is passionate about youth engagement in global affairs and hopes to pursue a career in international law. 


Sarah Marion


Sarah Marion contributes a wealth of experience in private capital markets to the 2017 delegation. She is passionate about technological innovation, and is an accomplished scholar in international political economy.

Sarah is currently an Analyst at iNovia Capital, an early stage IT-focused venture capital firm with $450M under management. Before joining iNovia, she was a Senior Researcher for the Lazaridis Institute for the Management of Technology Enterprises at Wilfrid Laurier University, a world-class management institute that supports the growth of a globally competitive technology industry in Canada.

Sarah holds a Master of International Public Policy from the Balsillie School of International Affairs at Wilfrid Laurier University, where she specialized in Human Security and International Economic Relations. Her research examined global inequities with a specific focus on health and human liberties for marginalized populations. As a Graduate Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), she examined Brazil’s capacity to produce essential health technologies through the public health sector. She also holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Queen’s University, and spent one semester abroad studying at the Faculty of Commerce and Accountancy at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand. Sarah was awarded the Chancellor’s Scholarship at Queen’s University, holds a Certificate in Social Impact from the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University, the Governor General’s Academic Medal (secondary-school level), and was awarded a Young Women in Public Affairs Award by her regional Zonta Club.

Sarah is passionate about gender equality. She volunteers with SHORE Centre (formerly Waterloo Region’s Planned Parenthood chapter) and advocates for female representation in technology as a mentor for numerous Women in Business associations.

Sarah is a contributor to Venture Beat, her policy brief “Increasing Access to Medicines: Leveraging Brazil’s Experience” was published as part of the CIGI Graduate Fellows Series, and she co-authored “Scaling Success: Tackling the Management Gap in Canada’s Technology Sector”, published by the Lazaridis Institute and the DEEP Centre.


Vanessa Adams 

A graduate of the National School of Public Administration of Quebec, Vanessa currently serves as a Parliamentary Assistant at the House of Commons of Canada, a unique opportunity to serve the constituents of the riding while furthering her interest in both domestic politics and international development.

Prior to moving to Ottawa, Vanessa had a front row seat to American politics and the 2016 U.S. election at the Quebec Government Office in Washington, D.C. With a deep-rooted passion for bilateral and multilateral diplomacy, she used her time in Washington to nurture an interest in the Canada-U.S. relationship, covering security issues to trade policy, as well as a specific focus on environmental protection and climate change. This experience facilitated the research and completion of her master's thesis on global climate governance upon her return to Canada. 

During her undergraduate studies in economics and politics at the University of Montreal, she actively sought to represent the student body's interests as president of her student association. Deepening her knowledge of diplomacy and the international community with every opportunity, she notably completed a student exchange at the University of Westminster in the United Kingdom. In her spare time, Vanessa enjoys traveling whenever she has the opportunity, experiencing cultures different from her own, and meeting new people over good coffee.

Sarin Boivin-Picard

Sarin Boivin-Picard has recently graduated from IE Business School with a Master’s in Finance degree. While at IE Business School, he was President of the IE Golf Club and co-founded the IE Canada Chapter. In Spain and Ghana, he worked as a pro-bono management consultant for an international NGO, Financiers Without Borders, helping a West African micro-finance organization with a decline in profitability. This humanitarian project led Sarin to start his own non-profit in 2016. Inspired by, inter alia, Patrick Awuah, James Simons and Salman Khan, he founded the Essem Foundation, which supports projects related to education at the primary

and secondary school levels in Quebec. He also holds a BBA in the trilingual cohort from HEC Montreal, where he spent a semester abroad studying Finance and International Management at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland.

Sarin is currently a Financial Analyst at the National Bank of Canada and has been involved in provincial politics since a young age. He serves on the board of directors of various non-profit organizations and is an active philanthropist in the arts community. Sarin is fully trilingual in French, English and Spanish, and has been learning Mandarin Chinese for five years. He has also travelled extensively across the globe and spent time living in Mexico, China, Germany, Switzerland and Spain, allowing him to develop a passion for international relations. As a hobby, he enjoys reading economic history, geopolitics and philosophy