Cody earned his PhD from the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy in 2018 and has worked as a policy analyst for various governments and not-for-profits. His research and professional work has covered a wide range of fields, from municipal governance to the social determinants of health, and seen him coordinate inter-agency and community-based research projects that cross cultural lines and build positive relationships.
Since relocating full-time to Whitehorse, Cody has worked closely with several self-governing First Nations on policy analysis and organizational development. Cody has also assisted with the daily governance of Yukon First Nations through work like constitutional renewal and chairing annual general meetings.
Cody has worked as an instructor in university and adult-education settings, developing an innovative and participatory approach to teaching that earns serious engagement from learners. He has presented at numerous scholarly conferences and is currently revising his thesis into a series of papers for academic publication. He is also a co-author — with Kirk Cameron and Emily Martin — of an upcoming book chapter on the intersection of resource development and First Nations governance in the Yukon.