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Resume

EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS

Lincoln Alexander School of Law at Toronto Metropolitan University

Juris Doctor (JD) Candidate
Expected graduation: 2024


I chose to attend Lincoln Alexander due to its innovative Integrated Practice Curriculum which combines the theoretical aspects of legal education with hands-on practice ready skills training throughout the program


Activities:

  • McCarthy Tetrault Mooting Cup (May 2022) - Finalist

  • Will represent LASL at the upcoming 2023 Walsh Family Law Moot & Negotiation Competition 

  • Avant Garde Newspaper Contributor (See my article commemorating the 40th birthday of the Charter)

Department of Justice Canada
(Online training for professionals) 

Introduction to Federal Family Law Amendments

Family Violence and Family Law for Legal Advisors

Inter-jurisdictional Support Proceedings Under the Divorce Act

Parenting Under the New Divorce Act (in progress)

Certificates Attained: July 2022

University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC)

Bachelor of Arts - Economics

Graduated May 2021
Minor: Global and International Studies

See me featured here!

UNBC Continuing Studies

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Certificate

Certificate Attained: April 2020

SKILLS

Languages

Native English speaker

Strong conversational Arabic, limited working proficiency

Information Technology Skills

Proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel ASP.NET, C# and SQL Programming language experience; Visual Studio for web development, dashboards and report creation

Social Media and Graphic Design

Use of PosterMyWall, Canva and other applications to develop social media, logo and event graphics for various clubs, organizations and events

See my portfolio 

Intra-personal skills

Dependable, hardworking, focused, organized, patient, compassionate and self-motivated, able to take initiative, manage things on own, work with others, lead groups and be led by others 

WORK EXPERIENCE

Legal Blog Contributor

Rosen Sunshine LLP | Toronto, ON

June 2022 - Present

Prepare health case law and policy summaries to publish on firm website.

See my first blog!

Summer Law Intern

Justice for Children and Youth | Toronto, ON

June 2022 - August 2022

The Childhood Arrivals Support and Advocacy Program (CASA) at JFCY serves a demographic of young people brought to Canada as children but living here without immigration status.


Prepared immigration documents, case law and policy memos, engaged with clients, drafted letters and submissions for client files, developed public legal education materials for frontline workers working with youth.

Summer Law Volunteer

Canadian Civil Liberties Association | Toronto, ON

May 2022 - August 2022

Draft memos and case summaries, prepare notes and materials following governmental standing committee meetings, develop advocacy letters and engage with community organizations and members of parliament to amplify the message of the Fresh Start Coalition in support of the need for criminal justice reform. 

Supporting Law Student

Informed Opinions | Toronto, ON

March 2022 - June 2022

Informed Opinions is an organization that amplifies the voices of women and gender-diverse people for a more equitable society. They held a special Peoples' Tribunal on the impact of online hate and abuse against women, in all their diversity, aired in  May 2022. Five exceptional women testified about their experiences


I worked closely to learn about the development of public tribunal projects and provided input regarding the statements of the judges and testifiers during preparation of the Peoples’ Tribunal on Online Hate.

Undergraduate Research Assistant: Department of Computer Science

University of Northern BC (UNBC) | Prince George, BC
May 2018 – June 2021
Business Intelligence Research Group (BIRG):
Working in data reporting, analytics and dashboard creation in health care for health care providers; work individually and as a team to develop and deliver projects. Explored predictive modelling and verified data mining results.

Legal Educator & Regional Coordinator

Justice Education Society | Prince George, BC
Nov 2019 – Jun 2020 & Oct 2020 - July 2021
Facilitate school visits to the courthouse and provide educational legal information to youth and general public. Build local community connections. 

Provide webinars on various legal topics in Arabic to Canadian newcomers. 

Update content daily on LegalHelpBC.ca during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Present webinars and virtual legal education sessions to the public and students.

Provide one-on-one legal support (EN & AR).

Marking Assistant: Department of Economics

University of Northern BC (UNBC) | Prince George, BC
Dec 2020 - May 2021
Marking assignments and exams. 

Undergraduate Research Assistant: Department of Economics

University of Northern BC (UNBC) | Prince George, BC

July 2020 – Sept 2020
Preliminary documentation and literature review of the economic data, trader records available via the HBC Manitoba Archives to study the effect of smallpox epidemics on trade and Native populations.

Business Development Intern

Good Counsel Services, Inc., New York, NY (Virtual)
June 2020 – July 2020
Research and identify prospective corporate, foundation, and individual donors to support Good Counsel Services, Inc.
Prepare grant proposals, letters of inquiry, and strategic communications for foundations, corporations, and individuals.

Poll Clerk

Elections Canada Prince George, BC
Oct 2019
Provide voters with ballots and assist them through the voting process.

Also worked for Elections BC in May 2017.

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

Sada Canada (C.O.U.S.I.N.S. Network)

Virtual, BC-wide

Mar 2021 - Present

Board Member: Supporting programs for Arabic-speaking newcomers to British Columbia (and Canada).

Justice Education Society

Prince George

Feb 2019 - Present

Legal Educator: Prepare and present legal information resources and respond to legal information inquiries in English and Arabic. Striving to make the law more accessible for marginalized communities.

Green Ummah - Ramadan Content Creator

April 2021 - Present

Experiences Canada

Virtual, Canada-wide

Aug 2021 - July 2022

Youth Leader: Supporting the Career Choices Program to help youth find their future passions

Muslim Youth of Canada

Virtual, Canada-wide

June 2021 - July 2022

Legal Affairs Officer

Young BC Greens Youth Council

Virtual, BC-wide

Dec 2020 - June 2022

Youth Gravity

Virtual, Canada-wide

March 2021 - August 2021

Mentor for the National Ambassador Program: support youth to lead social development projects

Prince George Islamic Centre

Prince George

Sept 2016 - Dec 2020

Sunday school teacher:

Teach elementary students the Arabic letters, reading and writing, as well as teach them the Quran 

Click here to check out my YouTube channel created during COVID-19!

Relay for Life

Canadian Cancer Society | Prince George, BC
Feb 2015 - June 2021

Activities coordinator (seasonal):
Organize, plan and run outdoor kids’ games and crafts during annual Relay for Life event with other activity coordinators.

UNBC Global U

University of Northern BC (UNBC) | Prince George, BC

Feb 2020 – March 2020

Plan "Meet Your Muslim Neighbour" and "Hijab for a Day" on campus to teach people about Islam 

TEDxUNBC

University of Northern BC (UNBC) | Prince George
May 2019 - Oct 2019

Innovation Alley Coordinator

Green Party (BC & Canada)

Prince George, BC

Oct 2020 / Sept 2019 – Oct 2019

Phone and door-to-door canvasser on behalf of Mackenzie Kerr

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern BC

Prince George, BC

Nov 2015 - March 2019

In-school mentor 

Additional Volunteer Activities

UNBC Muslim Student Association (09.2019 - 04.2021)

UNBC UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Training Forum Co-organizer (10.19.2019)

Hawwaa Girls Virtual Conference Volunteer (02.21.2019)

EXTRACURRICULARS & MORE

Women's Legal Mentorship Program

May 2022 - Present

National Student Program - Events Lead

Family Law Students' Society - Lincoln Alexander

Jan 2022 - Present

Director of Communications

Fraser Institute Student Leaders Colloquium

June 2022

A weekend-long colloquium in which students attend sessions covering a wide array of complex public policy issues.

Pro Bono Students Canada - Lincoln Alexander

Sept 2021 - April 2022

1L Representative

UNBC Student Roundtable on Confronting Racism on Campus

Sept 2020 - April 2021

Diverse students from across the UNBC community working with UNBC president Geoff Payne to brainstorm and implement strategies to confront racism on campus.

Northern Economics Student Society

Oct 2020 - April 2021

Support the planning and execution of the annual Northern Economics Student Society Symposium in March 2021. The topic was COVID-19 and the Implications for the Economy of Northern B.C.

Daughters of the Vote

April 2019

One of 338 young women from across Canada chosen to represent my riding, Cariboo-PG. In the House of Commons, I spoke about racism, Islamaphobia and briefly recognized the issues Indigenous peoples face in Canada.

UNBC JDC West

May 2018 - Jan 2019 & May 2020 - Jan 2021

Not-for-Profit Academic case team (2019); Debate team (2021)

JDCW is an annual business competition.

The UNBC JDCW Debate team ranked 5th in Western Canada in 2021.

UNBC Debate Society

Sept 2018 - April 2019 
Debate Society Vice President

HONOURS & AWARDS

BC Multiculturalism and Anti-Racism Emerging Leader Award Nominee

Feb 2022

In recognition of the work done to break down systemic barriers across the province.

Feminist Intersectional Solidarity Group (FIGS) National Undergraduate Student Paper Award

Aug 2021

Best undergraduate paper. Research must be related to intersectional feminist geographies.

Paper submitted: “Working and Parenting in a Pandemic: The Impacts of COVID-19 on Working Parents in Canada"

2021 UNBC CASHS Valedictorian

May 2021

Golden Key International Honour Society

Member since: 2018

UNBC Scholar Award

Sept 2017

Full-ride scholarships awarded to top Northern BC high school graduates.

Governor General Bronze Medal

Aug 2017

Awarded annually across Canada to students graduating with the highest average at their high school.

Prince George Youth of the Year

June 2017

In recognition of outstanding dedication to community volunteerism, academic excellence and extracurriculars.