on Mount Allison partly because it offered the unique
liberal arts environment of ivy-league U.S. schools and
partly because she wanted to experience living in another
part of Canada.
dents' experiences and a conversation over the Christmas
holidays with good friend, Chris Coy, led them to write a
book together in the summer between first and second year.
The book, A World Of Difference: Every Student's Guide To
Off-Beat Work, Travel, and Study
Opportunities, was so successful
that a third edition came out while
she was in law school.
were internationally orientated
and chose law schools with an
international focus. "I knew I
wanted an international career
although I didn't know quite what
that meant at the time."
advised foreign governments and
companies on trade policy, regu-
latory law, and international busi-
ness. She certainly had an interna-
tional career, living and working in Asia, Central and
South America, and Europe. But when the opportunity
came to work as a legal advisor and consultant she jumped
at it. It took her from the plush-carpeted boardroom to the
dusty roads of Southern Africa.
Vietnam government, helping them introduce the first
U.S. technical assistance program and transform their
planned economy into a market-driven one.
consulting firm in Washington, D.C., where she ran techni-
cal assistance programs in the developing world to improve
economic growth, trade, and investment. That can be every-
thing from helping a government increase its ability to do
negotiations, to helping those governments implement their
obligations when they sign World Trade Organization
variety of challenges. One of
these is how to relay complex
and technical information on
trade in a form that people will
understand. The solution was
typical of Yarmoshuk. She and a
friend from law school pro-
duced five short films on the
trade environment in Southern
Africa. The films were widely
distributed to senior officials in
the U.S. and Africa, including at
the Organization for Economic
Co-operation and Development
and the WTO.
for the United States Agency for
Capacity Building Project.
interests are, to be able to formulate their position, so they
can represent their own interests."
direction, she will be pushing the boundaries in unexpected
and creative ways.
series of short films on the trade environment in