I’m the newest advisor on the team at Chicory Wealth, with a background as an attorney and advocate. Most of my career has revolved around creating change in the world — from the top down (through domestic and international policy), from the bottom up (through grassroots movements), and now from the inside out (both within your inner life and within the financial system).

I started my career as a civil rights attorney and later worked in private practice for several years, specializing in commercial litigation, international trade, international arbitration, and antitrust and competition, while maintaining a robust docket of pro bono cases. A greater awareness of ecological trends on a planetary scale led me to become involved, as the director of a nonprofit program, in shaping the Sustainable Development Agenda at the United Nations. Most recently, I worked as policy counsel at a grassroots organization called the North American Marine Alliance (NAMA), and helped to lead NAMA’s advocacy on ocean conservation, fisheries management, food policy and social justice issues. I continue to play a leadership role in sustainability by serving on the Board of Directors of Global Footprint Network.

I earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Howard University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. I’m a lifelong learner and currently immersed in ongoing professional training in financial life planning.

I grew up in Jamaica and currently reside in Northern Virginia with my husband, Dane. For me, a balanced life includes dancing, biking along the Potomac River, traveling to tropical islands, and gazing at sunsets by the ocean.

 

 

Rosanna Marie Neil, JD
Financial Advisor