Kirsten is a student at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law. Prior to attending law school, Kirsten obtained a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in International Development Studies from McGill University. During her undergraduate studies, Kirsten spent a summer working for an Indigenous rights advocacy organization, where she travelled to South Africa, Namibia, and New York to research international environmental and Indigenous legal issues. At McGill, Kirsten served as President of the Alpha Tau chapter of Gamma Phi Beta Sorority. After obtaining her Bachelors, Kirsten returned to her hometown of Victoria, BC, where she worked as a legal assistant at a full service law firm.
At law school, Kirsten is on the Dean’s List for academic excellence, and she currently serves as the Editor-in-Chief (Administration) of the Ottawa Law Review. Kirsten is also a legal writing leader, a Dean’s Legal Research and Writing Fellow, and she participated in the 2017 Hicks Morley Labour Law Moot.
In her free time, Kirsten enjoys skiing, running, and traveling. Upon graduation, Kirsten will be clerking at the BC Court of Appeal.