Umang recently graduated with a degree in law from the University of Cambridge, having served two terms (2016-2018) on University Council, the highest governing body of the University. She spent a summer at Hootsuite as a legal student, assisting in international expansions, providing contractual support and improving internal legal processes. Umang’s prior degree in International Relations was from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, where she spent a term abroad at Sciences Po Paris studying economics and politics of the EU, earning a Certificate in Social Sciences and the Humanities. As a Hansard Scholar, Umang worked for a Peer in the House of Lords in London as a legislative assistant, focusing on prison reform for women and increasing the representation of women in politics. She is committed to fostering inclusion in communities, having practised as an anti-discrimination workshop facilitator at UBC.
Umang has participated in the WTO’s Public Forum in Geneva, the Council of Europe’s World Democracy Forum in Strasbourg, and the Spring Meetings of the IMF and World Bank in Washington D.C. In 2016, Umang represented Canada in China as part of a five-member delegation at the Y20, one of the official stakeholder groups of the G20, and presented the negotiated policy document to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. She is dedicated to increasing access to justice for immigrants, refugees, Indigenous peoples and other marginalized groups, and has volunteered with the B.C. Civil Liberties Association and Access Pro Bono. She has been named a Darpan Magazine Newsmaker 2016, Barclays Top 100 Women to Watch 2017, and an RBC Top 75 Canadian Immigrant 2018.
Since moving to Canada with her mother in 2009, Umang carries with her fond memories and values rooted in her childhood in India, which continue to shape and guide her.
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