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

As a law student and researcher, I use my passion for policy and deep understanding of the food industry to help solve complex problems. I am a graduate of McGill Law’s B.C.L./LL.B. program and hold a Masters in Food Systems from NYU and a degree in multimedia journalism from Emerson College.

During my time at McGill, I co-founded the McGill Food Law Society and the Food and Agriculture Law Clinic, which offer students hands-on opportunities to address food systems challenges. I also clerked for Quebec’s provincial administrative tribunal, ran the research operations for Compass Startup Legal Clinic, and assisted with strategic environmental litigation initiatives 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 GOOD, 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 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