Meenakshi Lakhanpal

Before starting law school Meenakshi (Meena) spent most of her time reading and analyzing the wiggly heart rhythms from electrocardiograms (EKGs) and working on some groundbreaking cardiology research projects at a leading cardiac center in Toronto. While working with pacemakers, implantable defibrillators and similar cardiac devices, she was intrigued by oh so fascinating interface of law and medicine. To materialize this curiosity she started her law education at University of Ottawa in 2012. Meena was very excited to learn that her med techno background could be of interest to the Guru of Law and Robotics himself-Prof. Ian Kerr. And to her pleasant surprise the recluse from medicine was not so permanent! Meena is a yoga and meditation aficionado and enjoys “tree pose” the most as it helps her focus and juggle the many roles she plays especially being a mother to a super energetic toddler. Her luxurious pastime is reading. She recommends everyone to read her two all time favorites- Sophie’s World and The Difficulty of Being Good. Aside from that, she is also very actively involved with a charitable organization in Toronto and her work involves finding sustainable solutions. What is she doing to reduce her footprint? – she is a vegetarian!