Born the grandson of war refugees, I grew up with a passion for the field of security and an interest in the use of economic diplomacy as a tool for conflict prevention. At the age of 19, I joined the Canadian Armed Forces and served in the first reserve whilst completing my undergraduate studies. I hold a First Class Honours degree from McGill University in Political Science with a year of studies at the Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Madrid. I completed internships at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, the Canadian Consulate in Munich, and with the United Nations. I have most recently been working as Legislative Assistant to Canada’s Parliamentary Secretary for International Trade. I hope to pursue a career in diplomacy before returning to serve my country in politics. I am excited to join the Blavatnik School of Government as a Chevening Scholar and as the school’s first French-Canadian student.