I was born and raised in Toronto. After graduating high school with my International Baccalaureate Diploma, I pursued a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree at the University of Leeds. During law school, I combined my interest in business with law to focus specifically on commercial law, namely antitrust, contract, company, and cyber-law. I also had the opportunity to intern at various international commercial law firms. These experiences introduced me to different political systems, forms of regulation and governance, global business practices, and international legal systems.
My undergraduate research focussed on two areas, which I hope to continue exploring at Columbia. First, I examined an antitrust law doctrine that placed a ‘special responsibility’ on dominant firms not to distort competition. I questioned whether restrictions on business practices should be dependent on the size of a firm or the type of act. Further, I analysed the efficacy of UK statues on promoting Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). At Columbia, I plan to explore this from a political and governance-based perspective to examine the implications of different international business strategies and how policies and legislation can be used to mitigate societal challenges by bolstering CSR.
Second, I have researched cyber-law policy. Examining notions of justice, the relationship between the state and the individual, and the global issues that arise out of the inherent conflicts between Internet regulation, privacy, national sovereignty, and the borderless nature of the Internet provides an opportunity to explore how the Internet’s current regulatory framework can be strengthened. After completing my M.A., I intend to qualify as a solicitor and pursue a career in law.