Léa is from Brantford, Ontario, Canada. She holds a BA in Psychology with a minor in Law from Carleton University in Canada's capital, Ottawa. She has worked as a certified Victim Support Worker for Ottawa Victim Services, a Sexual Assault Peer Supporter for her university's Sexual Assault Support Centre, and as an educational organizer and instructor in her community. She is a licensed program creator and instructor, of Carleton University's Sexual Violence Prevention and Bystander Intervention Training.
What is your goal in life?
To learn to work within the legal system to best make an impact, through policy making, humanitarian action, and victim support work.
Why did you choose your particular course of study?
My determination to work in human rights has led me to achieve a unique combination of experiential human rights work and academic learning, which has been key to my choice to pursue a Master of Arts in Human Rights at CEU . I am interested in developing a deeper understanding of human rights and its application in relation to international law, in our increasingly complex international environment.
What do you hope to gain from your time at CEU?
I am so looking forward to having the opportunity to continue my journey of academic development amongst CEU's prodigious international community. I am positive that my time at CEU will empower myself, and my peers, to reach our full potential, and make a positive impact in the future together.