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

I am in my final year of McGill Law’s B.C.L./LL.B. program working towards a legal career that allows me to use my passion for policy and deep understanding of the food industry to help clients solve complex problems. I hold a Masters in Food Systems, an honours degree in multimedia journalism, and over seven years of 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 am also a clerk for Quebec’s administrative tribunal, the director of research at Compass Startup Legal Clinic, and a researcher for the Law, Governance & Society Lab, where I study strategic environmental litigation and how it impacts policy.

Before law school, I was the founding editor of Taste Talks, a media curator for Facebook, a food reporter for outlets like VICE Munchies, Forbes and Lucky Peach, and an international politics editor for GlobalPost. 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 cook for friends and family.

Photo by Rachel Cheng