Tell us about yourself.
I did an undergraduate degree in Law and Society and Political Science at the University of Calgary. While there, I saw an opportunity to optimize the way students interacted with their campus life. This realization fueled me to create a small SaaS business called ivy - campus platform. While navigating all the necessary ups and downs of founding a startup as a full-time student, I found myself looking at the technology industry and realizing the rapidly increasing trends in legal innovation. With the exposure I was getting into the complicated landscape of founding a technology firm, coupled with a policy and legal based education, I was resolved to begin my mission to do all that I could to ease the legal and political processes and complexities faced by innovators and technologists in their attempt to drive the world forward.
What area of law would you like to practice?
Technology Law (IP/Regulatory/Corporate/Startup)
Why did you choose Ryerson Law?
I chose Ryerson Law because of its pillar focused on technological innovation and Ryerson’s proven dedication to entrepreneurship in the past.
What do you hope to accomplish with your J.D.?
I hope to use my legal education to help innovators continue to innovate, free from legal concerns. Put differently, it is my hope that I will be able to provide services that will allow Canada's innovative minds to continue to focus on solutions, while I take care of all of the complex legal anxieties that stand in their way.
As a part of the inaugural cohort of Ryerson Law, what are you most looking forward to?
I have loved the opportunity that being a part of a new law school has presented. For example, I have founded a group called the Law and Technology Society. Being able to launch this group and really configure it the way I think presents most value to students and displays the intersection of technology and law has been a really cool experience that I may not have been able to have elsewhere. It is also cool to think that fifty years from now when someone is talking about Ryerson Law, I will be able to say, “You know, I was a member of their very first class”. I love that!