The world of governance is always one that has interested me. As one of only a few schools around the world that approaches governance issues from an interdisciplinary and truly global perspective, I came to the Balsillie school looking to deepen my understanding of the globe and how it is governed.
Currently I am interning in Conakry, Guinea with a peace and conflict organization called Search for Common Ground. I will be here for the next three months conducting a base study on the nature of conflict in rural mining regions across the country.
I have a joint Honours degree in History and Political Science from the University of Waterloo, where I was a member of the Varsity track and field team for 5 years, and captain for 3.
My academic interests revolve around the private regulation of global agricultural production. Specifically, I am interested in the emergence of private standard setting bodies, how they function, the dangers they pose to the public interest and their impact on agricultural producers around the globe.
- "A MAP for the Future: Strengthening the G20 Mutual Assessment Process for Strong, Sustainable and Balanced Growth" (forthcoming; co-authored)
- David Johnston International Experience Award 2012
- Balsillie Master's Fellowship
- University of Waterloo Graduate Entrance Scholarship 2011
- Academic All Canadian 2010-2012