Edwina is a graduate of the combined Juris Doctor and Honours Political Science degree from the University of Ottawa.
Prior to law school, Edwina worked in the Ottawa-Vanier constituency office of the previous Member of Provincial Parliament, Nathalie Des Rosiers where she assisted with the tabling of Bill 52, Juries Statute Law Amendment Act (Juror Eligibility), which ultimately guided her interest in exploring various areas of advocacy.
Thereafter, Edwina worked as a trade policy analyst on World Trade Organization reform within Global Affairs Canada’s trade negotiations division.
During her studies, Edwina held positions as a Registry Officer at the Federal Court of Appeal, a writer and editor at the Department of Justice, and she also served as Vice-President of Mentorship & Community Engagement for uOttawa’s Black Law Students’ Association where she launched the university’s first all-Black legal mentorship program between Black law students and Black lawyers.
The culmination of her legal and political experiences to date have led to her interest in how the two can be combined to produce fulsome client advocacy.
Beyond professional interests, Edwina enjoys supporting local theatre, running, keeping up with politics, Formula 1, and travelling in her free time.