Over the last 6 years, through my involvement in NALP, the Canadian Legal Career Development Network (CLCDN), and as On-Site Supervisor for Pro Bono Students Canada (PBSC), I’ve had the good fortune to meet, learn from, and establish strong professional bonds with school and employer members from across Canada. My interest in the Regional Representative (Canada) role stemmed from a genuine desire to serve as a friendly and welcoming ambassador to new NALP members, while being a trustworthy and poised liaison both within Canada, and directly with NALP. It was my privilege to serve as the 2020-2021 Regional Representative for Canada.
I take the same conscientious and impassioned approach to legal career counselling as I did to legal advocacy. As there is no 'one-size-fits-all' law job, I draw on my professional experience and competencies to help law students assess and better understand their values, interests, and strengths. From there, I help students explore and weigh career options that best align with their personal and professional goals.
In terms of additional background information: I completed a B.A. (Hons.) in Criminology (summa cum laude) from York University and a J.D. (cum laude) from the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law. After working with a leading criminal defence firm in Ottawa, I was called to the Ontario Bar in 2015. I returned to the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law as a Professional Development Counselor before transitioning to my current role as Law Career Counselor with Queen's Law.