Federal Crown Attorney – Anti-Organized Crime Team, Public Prosecution Service of Canada
I prosecute high complexity wiretap cases involving conspiracies, large-scale drug trafficking, drug importing and organized crime.
What factors led you to enter your current field of work?
I have always been interested in and passionate about criminal law and making a difference in my community. I took the necessary steps to end up in my current role by networking with criminal justice professionals including judges, Crown Attorney’s and defence counsel. This gave me a deeper understanding and insight of the criminal justice system and what was required to become a successful advocate in court.
What does success mean to you?
Success is achieving your goals by doing something that you are truly passionate about.
If you weren’t in your current professional role, what would you be doing?
Sports journalism or Blue Jays player
How do you build and maintain your professional network, and how has this benefited your career?
Don’t be afraid to simply reach out to someone on LinkedIn, by phone or email who can share knowledge or provide shadowing opportunities in an area you are interested in. Without networking, I would not have met lifelong mentors and friends who have helped me in applying to law school and for my current job and have guided me at every stage in my career as a prosecutor.
What are the strategies you use to remain resilient during challenging situations?
Stay positive and optimistic and share that attitude with others. Set up a routine for yourself and try to stick with it. Explore new activities and hobbies.