Edwina is currently completing a combined J.D. and Honours Political Science degree at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of French Common Law.
Prior to beginning law school, Edwina had an interest in advocacy work, which she further developed while working in the Ottawa-Vanier constituency office of previous Member of Provincial Parliament, Nathalie Des Rosiers. Here, she assisted with the tabling of Bill 52, Juries Statute Law Amendment Act (Juror Eligibility), which then guided her interest in exploring additional areas of advocacy.
During her studies, Edwina took on roles as a tenant division caseworker in the university’s Community Legal Clinic, a Technoship Fellow with the Centre for Law, Society and Technology, and she also served as Vice-President of Mentorship & Community Engagement for the university’s Black Law Students’ Association where she launched the first all-Black Legal Mentorship program between Black law students and Black legal professionals.
Throughout her studies, Edwina has held positions as a Registry Officer at the Federal Court of Appeal and a trade policy analyst within Global Affairs Canada’s trade negotiations division.
Apart from law, Edwina has a passion for mentorship, and enjoys theatre, running, travelling, vintage finds and discovering new coffee shops.