Shiona grew up in Abbotsford, British Columbia. In April 2021, she completed her first year of law school at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. She is eager to learn more about corporate commercial law, business acquisition, land transactions, and wills and estates matters as a summer student at Stirling LLP.
Education & Work Experience
Shiona entered the workforce at the age of 16. She has worked for small local businesses as well as large corporations. While completing her undergraduate degree in International Studies, she was employed part-time in sales, customer service, and as a subcontractor for an acoustical ceiling construction company. In her third year of university, she interned with a Member of Parliament in Ottawa while taking courses in public policy, Canadian government, and leadership. She also studied Mandarin during her undergraduate years, and after completing her undergraduate degree, spent several months continuing her Mandarin studies in Guangzhou, China on full scholarship.
Prior to law school, Shiona was employed as a litigation paralegal for a leading Canadian law firm and a litigation boutique, where she worked with one of Canada’s most successful constitutional lawyers. She has experience in litigation at every level of court, including the Supreme Court of Canada.
As a law student, Shiona volunteered with Pro Bono Students Canada and won a moot competition. This upcoming academic year she will serve on the executive board of Legal Education Action Fund (LEAF) Queen’s Chapter.
Outside of work, Shiona enjoys running, hiking, and traveling.