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 to leverage Lynda.com and LinkedIn to achieve their academic and professional goals. I also try to further LinkedIn's vision to create economic opportunity for every member of the global workforce via its Economic Graph.
Formerly a startup and IP lawyer, I have always preferred networking to drafting. As a partner at Functional Imperative, a software development firm, I connect people through technology and I train them as founder of Lighthouse Labs, an immersive software development bootcamp. I also collaborate with my mother on mixed media art exhibitions.
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 as Director of Business Development for the Multiplicity Accelerator and Cobalt Counsel, and advise a number of high-tech startups.
I have clerked for the Supreme Court of Israel and articling 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.