Connecting people is my passion and profession. I have applied this pursuit through work in international criminal law and intellectual property law, global health, software development and education.
I currently work with students, staff and faculty at Canada's universities and governments to leverage Lynda.com and LinkedIn to achieve their academic, professional and workforce development goals. I also try to further LinkedIn's vision to create economic opportunity for every member of the global workforce via its Economic Graph. This is the latest step in a career long journey fighting inequality, in this case through online networks, learning and data.
Formerly a startup and IP lawyer, I have always preferred networking to drafting. I founded Lighthouse Labs, an immersive software development bootcamp, I am the co-chair of the Advisory Board of Code for Canada, and I am on the Advisory Board of the Hot Docs Cinema.
I advise the non-profit behind the Health Impact Fund, a new means of incentivizing access to medicines, teach global health at McMaster University, consult for a Toronto-based tech accelerator and law firm, and invest in and advise a number of startups.
I have clerked for the Supreme Court of Israel and articled at the intellectual property litigation boutique Gilbert's LLP. In addition to acting as the Executive Director of McGill’s International Criminal Law Clinic and Chair of the Global Education Platform's Technology and Delivery Committee, I have worked for Foreign Affairs Canada, McGill’s Centre for IP Policy and UofT’s Munk Center.
I have degrees in civil and common law from McGill University and received my B.A. in International Relations and Archetypal Mythology from the University of Toronto.
I have interned at Human Rights Watch and on Radovan Karadzic and Ieng Thirith's defense teams at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia. I have conducted research for Professors Margaret MacMillan, Payam Akhavan, Frederic Megret, Paul Litt, Sylvia Ostry and Goran Sluiter, among others.
I also collaborate with my mother on mixed media art exhibitions and enjoy amateur photography.