Hoda is a Senior Researcher with the Institute on Governance. She has over 10 years of experience in research, policy analysis and development, and university-level teaching.
Prior to joining the Institute on Governance, Hoda spent close to eight years in various research, policy analysis, program delivery and corporate planning roles at Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). She gained a significant amount of experience in research project management, the leadership of research teams, the procurement of research services, and the development and use of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies. She also became a skilled policy and corporate planning professional, with experience in policy development, ministerial briefings, and the development of cabinet documents, as well as in performance planning and reporting and the preparation of program reviews and evaluations. Hoda has also worked at the University of Ottawa, where she acted as a resource person for ethics in research involving human participants. This included advising and educating researchers on ethics review submissions and supporting the University’s Research Ethics Boards.
Before arriving in Ottawa, Hoda was a graduate teaching associate at The Ohio State University, where she taught undergraduate courses in urban planning while pursuing her doctoral studies. A multilingual professional who has lived and studied in different countries, Hoda is fluent in English, French, German and Arabic. She holds a Master’s degree in Applied Geography from the University of Trier (in Germany), a Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning from The Ohio State University, and a Graduate Diploma in Public Management from Carleton University.