Chief International Officer
Gold Coast, Australia
English, French, conversational Spanish
International Commercial Arbitration, Human Rights, International Humanitarian Law, Health Law and Policy, International Bio-Technology Regulation, Global Climate Policy
I’ve been called many things; a crazy plant lady, more Legally Blonde than Elle Woods and unacceptably interested in Microsoft Word formatting. Taking the average of these descriptors gives a fairly good idea of who I am (and why Article 33 is right up my alley).
During my time at university, I was fortunate enough to take part in (almost all) the extracurricular opportunities presented to me – the culmination of which led me to my current interest in international law, politics and the challenges faced by us in our modern world.
After taking part in nine executive committees, national and state sporting and funding it all with the usual part-time uni work in hospitality and retail, I decided to plan a year abroad in 2017 – studying at both Western University in Canada and the University of Alicante in Spain. I fell in love with Private International Law as an elective subject in Spain and my interest in the diversity of world culture and international affairs helped direct the next few years of my studies.
Upon returning to Australia, I undertook work experience with the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions and worked as a paralegal for Virgin Australia Airlines’ in-house legal team. But my true love at law school was introduced to me in September 2018 – mooting.
Alongside some amazing colleagues at Bond, I have competed in two internal, two domestic and three international moot competitions.
My passions, accompanied by my interest in the law, have led me to advocating in a wide array of legal areas from Public International Law to International Commercial Arbitration and Canadian Constitutional Law.
In June 2020, I (finally) graduated from Bond University with a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and a Bachelor of Biomedical Science. Since that time, I have begun my Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice and accepted a graduate job in Sydney for 2021.
I am particularly interested in international law, human rights, medical ethics and health sciences law. As such, equality, open-mindedness and integrity are extremely important to me and are values I employ in my personal and professional life. To me, Article 33 Institute is about providing opportunities and information that I wish I had available to me as a young law student and to explore the benefits and importance of having young voices in the international landscape. I hope to continue and develop my passions and areas of expertise in making a contribution to young professionals’ legal education."
Fun fact, skill, or little known tidbit about me...
Crazy Plant Lady #1 - I own over 80 plants and use my beach-living, plant mother personality to balance out my argumentative and strong legal personality. I speak fluent French and also make the best guac you've ever tasted ;)