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The Ryerson Economics Alumni Association (REAA) works with the Department of Economics and the Ted Rogers School of Management to support the growth and engagement of upcoming graduates and alumni.

REAA is an alumni-led proactive organization of industry practitioners. Collectively, they develop and host an exciting programme of events throughout the year that leverages expertise from the industry. A few of the key initiatives that REAA provides are:

·       Socials and networking events,

·       Speaker series and panel discussions,

·       Conferences and workshops, and

·       Mentorship and professional development support.

Membership to the association is free and exclusive to Ryerson University economics graduates. If you would like to become a member and be kept informed of group developments, please request admission to our group: “Ryerson Economics Alumni Association (REAA) – Official Group” on LinkedIn, opens in new window. For all general inquires please feel free to contact us at


Edmond Farah is a practicing economist, principal consultant at Market Data Company, and is a guest lecturer at York University. 

Edmond holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Economics and Finance from Ryerson University and a Master of Arts in Economics from York University.


Melissa Chiappetta is a Senior Economist in the Office of the Budget at the Ontario Ministry of Finance. In her current role, she provides strategic advice on and supports the development of policy, legislative and financial submissions proceeding to Cabinet. She also supports the coordination and review of input into the Ministry’s publications, such as the Provincial Budget.

Melissa has held previous positions in the Office of Economic Policy at the Ontario Ministry of Finance, both focusing on regional and innovation economics. During her time in the private sector, she also gained experience in financial accounting. Outside of school and work, Melissa enjoys travelling with family and friends, and working on personal art projects.

 Melissa holds a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in International Economics and Finance from Ryerson University.


Joey Seto is currently an Economist for the Ontario Ministry of Finance in the Office of Economic Policy. In his role, he has had the opportunity to lead economic analysis for the Government of Ontario’s policies, such as analyzing policy and program proposals for the Support for People and Jobs Fund, part of the government’s $17 billion action plan for COVID-19.

Joey has previous experience in operations at Scotiabank, where he optimized processes for the derivative products operations department and corporate loans operations department through automation and streamlining tasks. Prior to entering the world of business and economics, he was a chef de partie in several professional kitchens and fine dining establishments in Toronto. Joey enjoys spending his free time outdoors, travelling, and participating in competitive team sports.

Joey holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Economics and Management Science and a Master of Arts in International Economics and Finance from Ryerson University.