• PhD Candidate, London School of Economics (expected 2018)
  • Juris Doctor (Hons), University of Toronto (2013)
  • Certificate in Aboriginal Legal Studies, University of Toronto (2013)
  • MSc in Violence, Conflict and Development (Hons), SOAS (2006)
  • Bachelor of Arts & Science (Hons), McMaster University (2005)

Awards and honours 

  • Kathleen Fitzpatrick Visiting Fellowship, ARC Laureate Research Program in International Law, Melbourne Law School, Australia (2016)
  • Doctoral Scholarship, Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarship (2014-2018)
  • Doctoral Scholarship, Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (2015-2018)
  • Goodman’s Prize in Administrative Law (2012)
  • One of the “Next Generation of Leaders”, Transformational Canadians Survey, The Globe and Mail (2011)
  • Arthur C. Helton Fellowship for International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, ASIL (2009)
  • International Human Rights Program Internship, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto (2009)
  • Research Award, Social Science and Humanities Research Council (2004)
  • Public Interest Research Award, Human Resources Development Canada (2003)
  • National Laureate, Canadian Millennium Scholarship Foundation (2001-2005)


  • Chief Examiner, Complex Emergencies & Humanitarian Responses, University of London (2016-2018)
  • External Researcher, Individualization of War project, EUI (2015-6)
  • Research Assistant for Mary Kaldor & Christine Chinkin, LSE (2015-6)
  • Law Clerk, Court of Appeal for Ontario (2013-2014)
  • Summer Law Student, Lenczner Slaght Royce Smith Griffin LLP (2012)
  • Sudan Country Director, War Child Canada (2009-2011)
  • Manager of International Projects, War Child Canada (2007-2008)
  • Youth Worker on aboriginal reserves, Alberta’s Future Leaders (2005; 2008)

Legal clinic experience

  • International Human Rights Program, University of Toronto (2011-2013)
  • Criminal Division, Downtown Legal Services, University of Toronto (2011-2013)
  • Refugee Division, Downtown Legal Services,  University of Toronto (2008-2009)
  • Refugee & Migrant Rights Clinic, Lawyers for Human Rights, South Africa (2009)
  • African Centre for Migration and Society, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa (2009)

Teaching & training

  • Visiting Professor in IHL, Faculty of Law, University of Western Ontario (Jan 2017)
  • Teaching Fellow in Criminal Law, Faculty of Law, SOAS (Sept 2016-April 2017)
  • UK Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCertHE) (July 2016)
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant in Managing Humanitarianism, LSE (2015-2016)
  • Trainer in IHL, NATO Multi-National CIMIC Group (2016)
  • Trainer in IHL, Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (2015)