Education and Certifications

  • Member of Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society since December 2010
  • Member of the New York Bar since 1985
  • Masters of Law, International Law, Columbia University, New York, New York.
    • Thesis: “Constraints on Chinese Banking and Financial Policy and Implications for Foreign Lenders”
  • Juris Doctor with High Honors, Chicago Kent College of Law, Chicago, Illinois
  • Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies & Political Science, Washington University in Saint Louis, Missouri
  • Certificate in French Culture and Language, Université de Paris, Sorbonne, Paris, France

Volunteer Affiliations

  • Member of Financing Sounding Board of the Baltic and International Maritime Council, ( )
  • Walkability Representative on the Halifax Active Transportation Advisory Committee
  • Corporate Secretary and Director of Walk and Roll Safety Halifax Association

Selected Publications and Public Speaking

  • “Re-inventing Neighbourhoods”,, November 3, 2015
  • “Regulatory Compliance – Developing Corporate Climate Change & Sustainability, Policies and Frameworks”, Euromoney Shipping Finance Review 2008/2009
  • Lecturer on corporate, finance and maritime law at :
    • Indian Shipowners’ Association Conference in London;
    • 5th, 9th through the12th Ship Finance Conferences in New York;
    • Maritime & Offshore Equipment Finance Institute in New Orleans;
    • UNCTAD/ BIMCO Colloquia on Chartering & Ship Finance in Santiago, Chile
    • UNCTAD/ ESCAP/BIMCO Colloquia on Chartering & Ship Finance in Bangkok, Thailand; and
    • WISTA (Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association) International Annual Meeting in New York.
  • Published poet