Mai has over 10 years of experience in public policy analysis, strategic planning, communications, and stakeholder and community engagement. She possesses thorough knowledge of socio-economic policies, federal/provincial/municipal government processes, community engagement strategies and Indigenous affairs. She is a published author having published extensively on effective industry-Indigenous consultation and the role it plays in good policy making.
Prior to joining Maple Leaf Strategies, Mai was a sessional professor at York University teaching classes in public policy and administration. Based on her academic skills and research, she was later commissioned by the federal government to consult on its Urban Aboriginal Strategy in Ontario. Once she completed her doctoral degree, Mai went on to take policy advisor roles at York Region, the Ontario Chiropractic Association, and for the Ministers of Municipal Affairs and Government and Consumer Services at Queen’s Park.
While at Queen’s Park, Mai was instrumental in helping the government achieve its mandate. Through policy analysis and stakeholder engagement, Mai helped develop regulations around Ontario’s Real Estate market, the banning of door-to-door sales, and the pay-day lending industry.
Mai holds a Ph.D. from York University, Master of Arts from Brock University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wilfrid Laurier University.