I am an international lawyer specializing in environmental, trade, and natural resources law. I have lived and worked internationally for most of my professional life and now live in Washington, DC.
My career started fresh out of university as a Peace Corps volunteer working on agro-forestry projects and small business development. After Peace Corps, I was convinced that I would work and travel in other parts of the world. As it happened, travel yes, work no. Between traveling in Asia, Europe and North and South America, I set my bags down in West Africa where I stayed intermittently for seven years. There, I worked in a variety of roles, including as a Legal Advisor to the Government of Liberia on natural resources concessions; with a small environmental law NGO on environmental justice issues; and as an Envoy to the European Commission on forestry, law, governance and trade.
I am an outdoor enthusiast, passionate about running, playing music, and environmental issues and can usually be found at a party, trying to convince people to think more about economic development, social impact, and sustainability.
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The views presented herein are the authors alone and do not reflect those of the World Bank, U.S. Institute for Peace, NOAA, the Department of Commerce, or any other U.S. federal agency.