While at Mount Allison, Baxter worked in the Students’ Union, and co-founded the Cumberland North Academy Literacy Program that took groups of students to nearby Amherst, NS to tutor special needs children. After graduation, she took an internship in the finance section at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, DC.
She completed a master's degree in economics at the University of Guelph and returned home to Toronto to work as an economist with the Ontario Ministry of Finance.
After a few years, she decided to pursue her dream of working in international development. She went to the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and completed a degree in international relations and development, living in Italy, Guatemala, and Washington while completing her studies.
After graduating, she look a job with Laterite, a data, research and technical advisory firm in Rwanda working as a research associate.
Baxter came to Mount Allison from Toronto and says what she really liked about the University was studying with such an intelligent and diverse group of students in an incredibly vibrant small town.
"There was an amazing array of extracurricular actives available,” says Baxter. "Everyone seemed to be involved in something interesting, yet there was also a strong focus on academics.”
She plans to remain in Kigali for the next few years, working for Laterite and exploring East Africa.