Born to a Belgian diplomat and a German artist, I led a nomadic childhood in Brussels, New York, Moscow, and Rome. Along the way, I acquired proficiency in English, Flemish, German, Italian and French. After a year abroad on Erasmus at the University of Regensburg in Germany, I returned to England to complete the final year of an undergraduate law degree at the University of Cambridge.
After having studied English common law, German law and European Union law, I am eager to learn more about the U.S. legal system in order to round off a truly international legal education. It is this international upbringing that has fuelled my interest in the intra-State dimension, especially cross-border negotiation, litigation, and arbitration between States. I am very grateful to the Boas program for enabling me to pursue my graduate studies at Harvard and thereby to specialize in both Public and Private International Law, as well as to gain deeper insight into the U.S. common law.
I thoroughly enjoy oral advocacy and thus look forward to the Harvard Socratic teaching method and to getting involved in student advocacy societies, such as Human Rights advocacy groups and mooting clubs. Beyond academics, Harvard also provides the ideal environment for fostering discussions among renowned experts and enthusiastic students from across the globe. It is with great pride that I walk in the footsteps of past Boas scholars and look forward to being part of the creation of a new future.