Maritime Lawyer, Founder of Peace Lab & Facilitator
Formally an international student from China, Elva is an Australian-qualified lawyer with a Master of Laws (LLM in International Economic Law) from Geneva, Switzerland. With a demonstrated history of working in the maritime industry and international trade, she is highly skilled in dealing with cross-border transactions and international dispute resolution. She currently works as a maritime lawyer in a Melbourne-based global shipping line, and also a sessional academic at Deakin Law School.
In addition to working as a lawyer, Elva is the Founder of Peace Lab (www.peacelab.com.au), which curates and conducts experiential workshops that synthesis ancient Eastern wisdom teachings and contemporary Western science theories as a unique agent for well-being and positive changes. A long-term meditator, trained in laughter yoga and passionate about positive neuroplasticity, Elva sees that Peace Lab was born out of her own journey of dealing with stress, anxiety and negative self-talks, initially as an international student studying alone in a foreign country and then as a lawyer working in highly stressful jobs.
Although Elva used to be so serious, nowadays she feels lucky to be a “Laughing Zen Lawyer”, whereby she can share her passion for well-being and self-understanding through the creative endeavour of Peace Lab, while still being able to work as a lawyer for a global shipping line.