After graduating from the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law, Common Law Section, Kirsten clerked for Mr. Justice Harris and Madam Justice Stromberg-Stein at the Court of Appeal for British Columbia.
At law school, Kirsten was an Editor-in-Chief of the Ottawa Law Review, a teaching assistant, and a Dean’s Legal Research and Writing Fellow. She received the Dean’s Award for significant contribution to the law school community.
Before law school, Kirsten obtained a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in International Development Studies from McGill University, a highlight of which was attending the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in New York and traveling to South Africa and Namibia to research international environmental and Indigenous legal issues.
In her free time, Kirsten volunteers with animal advocacy groups and on national political campaigns. She also enjoys skiing, weightlifting, and walking her dog, Rambo.