Formal Training


Doctor of Philosophy in Social and Political Sciences, University of Cambridge (Cambridge, UK), 2009

  • Dissertation: “The Management of Ethnic Difference in Mixed Communities. Case Study: Beijing and Toronto.”

  • Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Scholarship Recipient

Master of Arts in International Studies and Diplomacy, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London (London, UK), 2004

  • Main Areas of Study: Diplomatic Practices; International Law; Political Communication

Master of Policy Studies, University of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia), 2001

  • Main Areas of Study: International Institutions; Organizational Theory; Research Methods

  • Specialization: International Social and Economic Development Policy

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Philosophy, Queen's University (Kingston, Canada), 2000

  • Main Areas of Study: Political Philosophy; Social Psychology; Language; Ethics

  • Visiting Student: Georgetown University (1st year); University of British Columbia (2nd year)


English (Native)


  • EF International Language Diploma at EF École Internationale de Français (Nice, France), 1998


  • Certificate of Study at University of Cambridge Language Centre (Cambridge, UK), 2006


  • Certificate of Conversational Japanese at Aichi Center for Japanese Studies (Okazaki, Japan), 2003

Mandarin Chinese

  • Certificate of Advance Chinese at Beijing Language and Culture University (Beijing, China), 2001

  • Certificate of Study in Conversational Mandarin at Tsinghua University (Beijing, China), 2003


  • Certificate of Study at IKO: Institute of Polish for Foreigners (Warsaw, Poland), 2019

  • Certificate of Study at University of Warsaw (Warsaw, Poland), 2021


  • Certificate of Study at Berlitz Language School (Sao Paulo, Brazil), 2011


  • Certificate of Study at Escuelos y Centros de Español en Latino America (Buenos Aires, Argentina and Santiago, Chile), 2004


Archaeological Fieldwork Certificate, Boyd Archaeological Field School (Toronto, Canada), 1996

Culinary Certificates

  • Coffee Barista (Australian Barista School – Sydney, Australia, 2010) and Production (Café San Alberto – Cartagena, Colombia, 2017)

  • Pasta (Culinary Institute – Bologna, Italy, 2014)

  • Pastry (Le Cordon Bleu – Paris, France, 2021)

  • Sashimi and Sushi (Sydney Seafood School – Sydney, Australia, 2010)

Global Art and Finance Certificate, Sotheby's Institute of Art (London, UK), 2021

Keelboat Certificate of Competence, Australian Yachting Federation (currently, Australian Sailing) (Sydney, Australia), 2002

Media Skills Training Certificate (for Academics), University of Melbourne (Melbourne, Australia), 2012

Media Handling Training Certificate (for Diplomats), University of London (London, UK), 2003

  • Conducting Television, Print and Radio Interviews

  • Speech Writing and Delivery

  • Press Releases

Music Production and Disc Jockey Certificate, Point Blank Music School (London, UK), 2021

Occupational Health and Safety Certificate, University of Melbourne (Melbourne, Australia), 2012

  • Workplace Discrimination and Harassment Compliance

  • Roles and Responsibilities for Supervisors/Managers

  • Risk Management and Incident Investigation

Research Methods Training Certificate, University of Cambridge (Cambridge, UK), 2006

  • Survey Design and Analysis

  • Quantitative Methods (Advanced Regression Techniques, Factor and Cluster Analysis)

  • Qualitative Methods (Ethnography, Focus Groups, Historical Documents Analysis)

Senior First Aid Certificate, Australian Red Cross (Sydney, Australia), 2002

Water Safety and Rescue Certificate, Canadian Red Cross (Toronto, Canada), 1995