With musical performances across various mediums, whether television or radio-based, my past has felt fulfilling and substantive. Music continues to propel me towards providing the odd piano lesson. Dozens of concerts at Massey Hall, Roy Thomson Hall, and numerous cathedrals have imparted me the ability and confidence to pursue a mix of public speaking and leadership roles.
Presently, I am an enthusiastic proponent of non-governmental organizations. With a renewed vigor, I have surmounted the challenge of building the University of Toronto's Red Cross Group into a professional organization supporting initiatives relating-- but not exclusive-- to International Humanitarian Law and medical response training. I am now Secretary General of Canada's Oldest Model United Nations conference, North American Model United Nations (NAMUN). Subsequent to our novel branding--heritage-based and reflective of varied contemporary themes--we continue to mark on our incipient point of growth, material and ideational.
Academically, my focus rests upon the intermingling between international humanitarian law and human rights law. I also devote time to foreign policy and security studies. My comprehensive program, Peace, Conflict, and Justice Studies, in addition to my Fellowship at the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress, has endowed me with the opportunity to explore various peripheral minutiae of the above-listed subject areas
Over time, I have developed a myriad of capacities: lingual— I speak French well, and Polish with fluency; athletic, from long-distance running and actively participating in intramural sports; and music—piano, violin, and choral.
With my variety of skills, I seek to communicate with creative individuals and participate in ambitious and expansive causes to further inclusivity, volunteerism,and penetrating academic discourse on a number of pertinent subject areas.
North American Model United Nations (NAMUN)
April 2015 - /
•Chosen to maintain and spearhead incipient growth of Canada's oldest emulation of the Untied Nations, North American Model United Nations, in its 31st iteration.
Chair, Peace Conflict and Justice Studies' Annual Conference
University of Toronto - Munk School of Global Affairs
April 2015 - /
•Among three chairs selected to organize the 10th Annual Peace, Conflict, and Justice Studies Conference.