Photo by Sarah Jacobs 

Photo by Sarah Jacobs 

I'm a food-obsessed advocate, journalist, and future lawyer.

I've spent my career working to make the world a better place to work and eat. I think good listening, sharp storytelling, and smart policy-making will get us there. I'm in my second year of studying civil and common law at McGill University. I also have a Masters in Food Systems from NYU and an honours degree in multimedia journalism from Emerson College, a giant stack of cookbooks, and over six years of communications experience.

This past summer, I was a policy intern at Harvard's Food Law and Policy Clinic, where I helped find solutions to some of the thorniest problems facing our food systems, including food waste and indigenous food sovereignty. I then presented these ideas to fellow food advocates, law students, and even U.S. Congress members on both sides of the aisle; now, I continue to use my experience in Boston to advance progressive food policy in the Canadian context.

In my pre-law-school days, I was the first editor of both GOOD Magazine's food vertical and Taste Talks, a festival series and awards program that charts the cutting-edge in food and drink; a media curator for Facebook; a food policy and restaurant work reporter for VICE Munchies, ForbesLucky Peach, and others; and an international politics editor for GlobalPost. Some of my favourite work was as a host and producer for Heritage Radio Network, the only station in the world dedicated entirely to food.

In my free time, I volunteer with Filipino care workers; ride my bike, snowboard, and hike, depending on the weather; practice yoga and meditation; and host elaborate themed dinner parties.