Alesia became interested in issues surrounding the development of new and emerging technologies when she first became familiar with the Human Genome Project in High School. Being a math and science geek at that time she was fascinated by the sequencing of the human DNA and the costs and benefits to society of having such technology available. Being a typical idealistic teen, she went on to complete her undergraduate degree in International Relations and Peace and Conflict Studies and her Master’s at the University of Toronto in an attempt to try and save the world. She spent quite some time travelling, researching and working for non-governmental organizations in Ukraine to try and help reform the judicial system and to promote the rule of law. She then went on to intern and work as a Research Assistant at Transparency International, an international organization fighting corruption globally. Going back to lawschool, Alesia was excited to again revisit her passion for law and technology issues. She met Ian during orientation and the rest, as they say, is history. Before she knew it she was working as a Research Assistant for Ian, interning with the Canadian Internet and Public Interest Clinic, and acting as President of the Law and Technology Student Society.
In her spare time (which doesn’t really exist) Alesia tries to reunite with nature by going camping, fishing, hiking and canoeing. She is also an avid traveler and a retired dancer who still likes to put on her dancing shoes once in a while.