Shamila is a second-year law student at Georgetown, where she is an Institute of International Economic Law Fellow and a Staff Editor on the Georgetown Environmental Law Review. Shamila’s educational and professional journey has taken her from her home country, Zimbabwe, to the UK, Canada, and the United States. Prior to law school, Shamila worked in domestic healthcare policy consulting in Washington, DC. Before moving to Washington, Shamila interned in Zimbabwe, where she focused on human rights work at the Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum and immigration and civil rights issues at Citizen Justice.

Shamila graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Health Science, with a concentration in the Population and Quantitative Health Sciences from Simon University in Vancouver. As a recipient of the Vice-President Research Award following her graduation, Shamila worked as a Research Assistant for the Simon Fraser Faculty of Health Sciences, focusing on the intersection of international trade, the tobacco industry, and global health. Shamila maintains a strong intellectual and professional interest in contributing to the fields of international trade and international economic law in North America and Southern Africa.