Alexandra was born and raised on Vancouver Island and completed her Bachelor of Science at the University of Victoria. During her undergraduate studies she completed the Honours program in the Biochemistry and Microbiology department by conducting independent research in conjunction with the BC Cancer Agency. This experience segued into her employment as a research assistant at the BC Cancer Agency, during which she contributed to and co-authored multiple scientific publications on cancer immunology and cancer metabolism.
Alexandra attended law school at Thompson Rivers University (TRU). While attending TRU she served on the executive for TRU Environmental and Natural Resources Law Club, through which she participated in and organized multiple negotiation competitions that focused on current issues in environmental law. She also represented TRU in the 2020 Wilson Moot competition in constitutional law. Alexandra has a keen interest in Truth and Reconciliation initiatives in the legal community. She worked as a research assistant creating an online and interactive textbook for future TRU law students to learn about Canada’s colonial history and the impact on Indigenous peoples. She also received the Dean’s Course Prize for Indigenous Peoples and Canadian Law by achieving the highest grade in that class. Lastly, Alexandra volunteered with Pro Bono Students Canada (PBSC) creating a resource for Kamloops Pride that helps 2SLGBTQIA+ folks to better understand their rights in various settings, such as healthcare and the criminal justice system. She was selected as the 2021 recipient of PBSC’s Chief Justice Richard Wagner Award at the TRU chapter for her work on this project.
In her free time, Alexandra enjoys practicing yoga, skiing, travelling, and cooking for her family and friends.