Patrick Burchat, Treasurer


Hometown: Ottawa, Ontario

Undergrad (School/Major): Clark University/ Political Science and Economics

NPSIA Field: International Organizations and Global Public Policy

What is your most unusual talent? Imitating Gollum from Lord of the Rings.

Tell me something about you that not many people know? I find Tuvan throat signing to be the most relaxing music.

Do you have any pet peeves? Popped collars.

What is the most unusual job you have ever had? Being a scheduler for a call-center; it wasn’t fun, but it wasn’t not fun.

What is one thing you know now that you wish you would have known on your first day at NPSIA? Cold-emailing professors with questions about their work and studies is totally ok.

If it was your last day on Earth, what would be your final meal? Steak cooked in duck fat with French fries fried in duck fat.

If you could meet anyone in the past or present who has impacted the world, who would it be? Pierre Trudeau or Voltaire, depending on who’s available at the time.

Come see me if you have a question/interest in…useless facts about the life and times of Kim Jong Il.


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