Mélynda holds a bachelor’s degree in civil law, a juris doctor in common law and transnational law, and a master’s degree in applied international law and politics from the Université de Sherbrooke. She joined the team in 2017, after completing the Barreau du Québec’s bar school.
Mélynda has various work experiences related to several areas of law. She completed an internship with the Directorate for Legal Affairs at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development in 2017, and worked for the OECD as a consultant in 2018. This experience allowed her to acquire skills in contract review, intellectual property, and pre-litigation matters. In the summer of 2017, Mélynda joined the Legal Affairs Department at the Fédération des Caisses Desjardins, where she increased her knowledge of secured transactions and mortgages, and learned about corporate culture. In 2016, she interned at the Permanent Mission of Canada to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), where she gained experience in international law, diplomacy, multilateral negotiations, and international relations. She also volunteered at a legal aid clinic where she worked primariiy with the Youth Criminal Justice Act and in criminal law.
Insatiable and dedicated, in May 2016 Mélynda represented the Université de Sherbrooke during the Concours Charles Rousseau, an international law mooting competition. She also participated in the first edition of the Model ICAO representing Canada on air security issues. Mélynda also volunteers with the Quebec Journal of International Law.
Mélynda loves to travel and spent the Fall 2014 semester studying at the Université de Montpellier. She is very interested in history, current events, and cooking.