I am an international lawyer specialized in trade and development. As founder and director of TULIP Consulting, a Geneva-based consulting firm, I am advising governments, international organizations, and non-governmental organizations on complex and cutting-edge policy issues at the intersection of trade, the environment, and sustainable development. I also teach the TradeLab International Economic Law Clinic at the Graduate Institute.
Previously, I worked as an international trade litigator at Sidley Austin’s international dispute settlement practice in Geneva, representing governments in their disputes at the World Trade Organization. I have also served as Sidley Austin’s Pro Bono Director for the Trade and Development Initiative, a program I founded. Other past experience includes representing Cambodian genocide victims at the Khmer Rouge Tribunal in Cambodia; representing Brazilian inmates at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights; working on anti-corruption issues for the World Bank Integrity Vice Presidency; analyzing the agricultural policy landscape for Acumen in India; and exploring documentary journalism for NGOs in the Philippines and Peru.
I hold a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School, a Master in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, a Bachelor of Arts from Middlebury College, and am a member of the New York Bar. I have published numerous academic articles and policy papers on trade and sustainable development. I am frequently invited as a speaker at international conferences. I speak fluent Dutch (native) and English, and have near-fluent proficiency in French and Spanish.