My area of practice is immigration law. I also have experience in international and human rights law.
Writing and reading are my passions.
I enjoy exploring a wide variety of topics including immigration policy, race and racism, sexuality and the law, and counter-terrorism.
I am always learning, seeking new knowledge whenever I can.
I've completed the Juris Doctor degree at Osgoode Hall Law School.
I have a Master of Global Affairs from the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto.
I graduated with High Distinction in a Bachelor of Arts programme (Political Science & Economics) at the University of Toronto.
During my undergraduate studies I spent two summers as a student at the London School of Economics & Political Science.
I am an immigration lawyer and head of Simardone Law. Before that I worked at Matkowsky Immigration Law as an articling student, refugee law with El-Farouk Khaki and with Justin Toh in immigration law.
I've worked as an intern at the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Anti-Racial Discrimination Section, and as a research assistant at Osgoode Hall Law School and the University of Toronto Environmental Governance Lab.
I've also been a research fellow for the NATO Association of Canada and an intern at the Canada Institute at the Wilson Center in Washington D.C.
As an Osgoode Hall Law student I was the recipient of the National Association of Japanese Canadians & Roger Sachio Obata C.M. Prize in International Human Rights Law, the Ursel Phillips Fellows Hopkinson LLP Prize for the best paper in Sexuality and the Law, and the Medico-Legal Society of Toronto Prize for the student with the highest standing in the Disability & the Law course.
I was also awarded both admission and academic scholarships during my undergraduate and graduate studies.