Melissa Arseniuk

Melissa is recovering journalist who spent a decade writing for various media outlets in Canada and the U.S. before deciding to go to law school. Transitioning from journalism to law has been an exciting “career pivot,” and she enjoys applying the investigative skills she developed as a journalist as part of Professor Kerr’s research team. Melissa is deeply interested in (read: borderline obsessed with) privacy and surveillance issues, and is a fierce proponent of encryption and privacy-protecting technologies.

In addition to her JD, Melissa is also pursuing her private pilot’s license, and enjoys walleye fishing, stand-up comedy, and the occasional well-mixed cocktail.