Alyssa completed her Bachelor of Arts and Master’s of Arts degrees at the University of Guelph in English Language and Literature, where she graduated summa cum laude. Alyssa later completed her law degree at the University of Western Ontario’s Faculty of Law, graduating with a Special Designation in Criminal Law and recognition for her work at Community Legal Services and with Pro Bono Students Canada.
Alyssa was chosen to complete a Debwewin Internship with the Ministry of the Attorney General’s Indigenous Justice Division in 2018. This experience sparked a particular interest in work engaging with the systemic racial injustices in Canadian law. Alyssa also has a strong interest in wrongful convictions work.
Alyssa is licensed to practise law in the Province of Ontario, Canada. She practices in the areas of Criminal Defense, Mental Health, Human Rights, and Ingigenous law. Alyssa has worked with a wide range of clients on criminal, quasi-criminal, and administrative matters proceeding before the Ontario Court of Justice and Superior Court of Justice.