L4E PHD CANDIDATE - LAW & GOVERNANCE - MCGILL UNIVERSITY
Emille is pursuing a PhD in the Department of Natural Resource Sciences at McGill University. Emille graduated from Monash University, Melbourne with first class honours in law and a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Chemistry and Conservation Biology. Emille also has a Masters of Environmental Governance (Polar, Climate and Oceans) and is admitted to the Supreme Court of Tasmania as an Australian Lawyer. Emille has a background in legal and regulatory research, in particular she worked as a research officer with multidisciplinary projects examining urban water sustainability, public infrastructure and governance, sustainable transport and Indigenous land rights research and advocacy. Growing up in Tasmania, famed for its natural environment and watershed environmental campaigns, Emille has developed a keen awareness and interest in social and environmental justice issues. Emille is passionate about better understanding our natural world and legal systems and how our legal systems and processes could interact and better reflect our natural systems to create interconnected ecological communities. Emille enjoys hiking in the mountains, biking through the bush and yoga on the beach as well as thinking about what it means to be human and alive.