For a fuller picture of my past work experience, please visit my LinkedIn profile. My formal resume is below. 

Education

McGill University, Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL), Bachelor of Common Law (LLB) — May 2019 (expected)
Vermont Law School, Environmental Law, Strategic Litigation, Mediation — Exchange, Summer 2018
New York University, M.A. in Food Studies: Food Systems (Summa Cum Laude) — May 2015
Emerson College, B.S. in Journalism (Magna Cum Laude), Honors Program — May 2011

Law & Policy Experience

Judicial Clerk - Federal Court of Canada                               Forthcoming Aug. 2019                                        
+ I will be assisting the Honourable Jocelyne Gagné with research & editing for her decisions

Consultant - Compass Start-Up Legal Clinic                               Sept. 2018 - Present                                       
+ Support start-up clients by providing research & legal information on various aspects of business law

Judicial Clerk - Tribunal administratif du Québec (TAQ)         Sept. 2018 - Present                                         
+ Assist Real Estate division judges of this provincial administrative tribunal with research & drafting

Research Assistant - Law, Governance & Society Lab at McGill                        Aug. 2018 - Present                                       
+ Research & drafting for Prof. Sebastien Jodoin with a focus on the policy impacts of strategic
environmental litigation

Founder and Clinical Director - The Food & Agriculture Law Lab             July 2018 - Present                                         
+ Manage & coordinate law students doing pro bono legal research for food-focused non-profits

Research Assistant - The Labour Law & Development Research Lab at McGill         Oct. 2017 - Present                                         
+ Research for Canada Research Chair in Transnational Labour Law Prof. Adelle Blackett,
including editing her book on international domestic work standard-setting for Cornell University Press

Legal Volunteer - Pro Bono Students Canada                 Sept. 2017 - Present
+ Support care worker clients of PINAY Quebec in filing immigration, criminal & labour law claims
through court visit accompaniment, drafting legal memos & responding to queries 

Projects Chair - The Food Law Student Network           Jan. 2018 - Present                                         
+ Manage and coordinate policy  & legal research and draft sample legislation for food organizations

Co-Founder and Managing VP - The McGill Food Law Society                                      Sept. 2016 - Present
+ Built McGill Law’s only food law organization; maintain strategic partnerships with lawyers, advocates & academics;
coordinate and advise board of directors; manage branding and communications 

Legal Intern - Harvard University’s Food Law & Policy Clinic                                     May 2017 - Aug. 2017
+ Advocated for progressive food waste policies to members of Congress and their teams;
researched & wrote op-eds, reports, toolkits about laws and policies at all levels of government

Select Journalism Experience

Freelance Journalist for VICE, Eater, Forbes, GOOD, Lucky Peach, etc.   Sept. 2013 - Present
+ Report and write features about U.S. and Canadian food policy for major media outlets 

Editor-in-Chief for Taste Talks    Feb. 2016 - Aug. 2016
+ Built and ran an editorial platform for a multi-city food festival series’ audience of 50,000+
 + Managed a $75,000 budget and a team of over 70 freelance contributors 

Content Curator for Facebook     July 2015 - Feb. 2016
+ Curated top content for FB’s platforms and advised media executives on food-related projects 

Research Assistant for Michael Moss     Aug. 2015 - Aug. 2016
+ Assisted Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter Michael Moss with research for his book on food addiction, advised him on social media, and coordinated several appearances

Community Service 

Co-Organizer of The Christie Bike Ride |   May 2017 - Present
+ I organize McGill Law’s annual charity bike ride, which supports access to justice initiatives

Co-Director of Healthy Legal Minds   Sept. 2016 - Present
+ I raise awareness about mental health and wellness in the legal profession through advocacy and student programming

Montreal Coordinator for the Canadian Cross-Border Legal Coalition    |   April 2017 - Present
+ I coordinated volunteer lawyers and students at Trudeau airport during the 2016 US travel ban, as well as drafted press releases and translations

Select Awards and Scholarships

Human Rights Working Group Bursary & The Internship Excellence Award      |     May 2017
+ Awarded two bursaries for my work at Harvard

The Frances S. Norych Scholarship
   |  2016-2017
+ Awarded to an incoming law student “with a distinguished academic record who is expected to enrich the McGill community” 

Dunn Robbins Wine & Food Scholarship  | June  2015
+ Awarded by Les Dames D’Escoffier New York for outstanding work in food writing and education 

President’s Student Leadership Award  |  May 2015
+ Awarded by the President of NYU for my work with the Wagner Food Policy Alliance, a student alliance between NYU’s Food Studies and Public Service schools to advance food policy reform

John C. Zacharis Scholarship    |   2007-2011
+ Awarded a scholarship for demonstration of academic excellence, professional initiative, and contributions to the Emerson community

Honours Scholar    |    2007-2011
+ One of 60 out of 800 incoming Emerson students awarded a half-tuition scholarship and enrolled in a rigorous liberal arts curriculum, culminating in a thesis project about food media


Languages: 
Fluent in English  Fluent in French  Intermediate in Spanish