I'm a native Montrealer with a BA in Psychology and an MBA in Global Strategy and Leadership.
An international exchange to Singapore and a volunteer internship in the Philippines during my undergraduate studies catalyzed in me a love for travel, and I've been exploring ever since!
Volunteering in the Philippines made me realize that a fundamental understanding of industry was necessary if I was serious about contributing to society. As a result, after completing my undergraduate degree, I returned to Montreal to pursue an MBA at McGill University.
Sidebar: I was incredibly fortunate during this MBA to attend what I affectionately call Space Camp at NASA Ames in California. Ask me about this experience - it was amazing.
After the MBA, I was attracted to the challenge of starting my own business: I developed expertise in global investments, macroeconomics, estate and tax laws; completed the prerequisite licensing exams; and founded my own financial advisory practice. I guided clients from all walks of life through the financial planning process. If you have any questions about financial planning, I'd be glad to help.
In February 2012, I accepted the role of Managing Director at the Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management (MDIIM) at McGill University, where I was part of a team responsible for developing an integrated approach to management – one that breaks down disciplinary barriers, embraces multiple perspectives and encourages holistic, context-sensitive thinking about organizations.
In May 2014, I left McGill to become a Kiva Fellow, serving in Africa to help bring banking services to financially underprivileged entrepreneurs. I spent the remainder of 2014 and the first half of 2015 traveling the world and learning about different cultures in Africa, Central Europe, South-East Asia and Oceania.
Since July 2015, I'm back at McGill and working once more as the administrative lead of MDIIM. Next steps: TBD.
I'm fascinated by current affairs, politics, economics, psychology, literature, storytelling and photography. I also love to ride my motorcycle, climb mountains, read, play board games and scuba-dive. Drop me a line if you share any of these interests!