Michaela Chen, Researcher and Advocate

Michaela supports Foxglove’s casework, research, and evidence gathering. 

Michaela is a qualified Canadian lawyer who previously practiced as a litigator and human rights advocate in Toronto. She later worked as a National Research Consultant with the British Institute of International and Comparative Law in a project studying international anti-trafficking policies and initiatives and the impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Her community work includes contributing to human rights legal briefs, providing Pro-Bono services to community legal clinics, and acting as a Crisis Counsellor at the Toronto Rape Crisis Centre.

She holds a JD from the University of Ottawa and an LLM with a Specialism in Human Rights from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Michaela’s pronouns are she/her.