I am a Geneva-based international trade lawyer working at the intersection of law, trade policy and development with a focus on Africa and Latin America. As founder and Director of the Trade for Development Initiative at Sidley Austin LLP, I provide pro bono advice to developing and least-developed countries on trade and investment policy. I also consult governments, international organizations, and non-profits on technical trade and development issues and teach workshops on similar topics.
Previously, I worked for three and half years as an international trade associate at Sidley Austin’s Geneva office, representing governments in their disputes at the World Trade Organization (WTO). I also have experience in law and development: I worked at the Khmer Rouge Tribunal in Cambodia, represented Brazilian inmates at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, worked on corruption issues at the World Bank Integrity Vice Presidency, researched agricultural policy for Acumen Fund in India, did a stint in documentary journalism for International Bridges to Justice in the Philippines and Insituto Prensa y Sociedad in Peru, and worked for a federal judge in the United States.
I hold a Juris Doctor from the Harvard Law School (2014), a Masters in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government (2014), a bachelors of Arts degree from Middlebury College (2009), and am a proud alum from United World College of the Atlantic (2004).
I am a frequent speaker at international conferences, have published a number of different academic articles on trade and development, and am a member of the New York Bar (2015). I am an author in the making, currently working on a book on ideological trends in policy making in Africa, which was shortlisted for the FT/McKinsey Bracken Bower Prize for best book proposal for authors under 35.