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


McGill Faculty of Law, B.C.L./LL.B.
May 2019 | 3.12 G.P.A. 

New York University, M.A. in Food Systems
May 2015 | 3.8 G.P.A. 

Emerson College, Honours B.S. in Journalism
May 2011 | 3.75 G.P.A. Summa Cum Laude

Law and Policy Experience

Research Assistant for The Labour Law & Development Research Lab at McGill    Oct. 2017 - Present                                        
+ Edit Canada Research Chair in Transnational Labour Law and Development Prof. Adelle Blackett’s book on domestic workers, to be published by Cornell University Press in 2018

Legal volunteer for Pro Bono Students Canada  Sept. 2017 - Present
+ Assist PINAY Quebec in supporting Filipino care worker clients in filing immigration, domestic violence, and labour law claims and accompanying them to court visits 

Co-Founder and President of The McGill Food Law Society  |  Sept. 2016 - Present
+ Maintain partnerships with non-profits like Food Secure Canada, food lawyers and Faculty members
+ Manage all the club’s activities, including branding, design, and communications for our events 

Legal Intern at Harvard University’s Food Law & Policy Clinic   May 2017 - Aug. 2017
+ Advocated for progressive food waste policies to members of Congress and their teams
+ Trained food advocates, law students, and lawyers on national and state-level laws and policies
+ Researched and drafted op-eds, memos and toolkits about food safety, food policy, and food waste
+ Wrote a report on opportunities for achieving indigenous food sovereignty in the 2018 Farm Bill

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


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