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I want to make the world a better place to work and eat.

As a law student and policy researcher, I use my passion for policy and deep understanding of the food industry to help solve complex problems. I am currently in my last year of McGill Law’s B.C.L./LL.B. program; I also hold a Masters in Food Systems and an honours’ degree in multimedia journalism, and have over seven years of reporting and communications experience.

I co-founded the McGill Food Law Society and the Food and Agriculture Law Lab, which both offer students hands-on opportunities to tackle food systems challenges through law and policy. I also clerk for Quebec’s administrative tribunal, run the research arm of Compass Startup Legal Clinic, and study strategic environmental litigation at the Law, Governance & Society Lab.

Before law school, I was the founding editor of Taste Talks, a media curator for Facebook, a reporter for outlets like VICE Munchies, Forbes and Lucky Peach, and an international politics editor. I also hosted and produced podcasts for Heritage Radio Network, the only radio station in the world dedicated entirely to food.

In my free time, I volunteer with Pro Bono Students Canada; ride my bike, ski, snowboard and hike (sometimes in the same day, depending on the weather!); and love to cook, bake, and mix drinks for my friends and family.

Photo by Rachel Cheng