Heather obtained her law degree in 2022 from the University of Victoria Faculty of Law. She is a graduate of the inaugural JD/JID program cohort. Distinguished as the first initiative of its kind globally, this program uniquely integrates a comprehensive curriculum encompassing both the Canadian legal framework and Indigenous legal systems.
Heather grew up in Maple Ridge, B.C., on Katzie Nation territory. Heather’s academic journey includes the completion of her B.A. with Honours in Political Science from the University of Victoria in 2017.
Throughout her tenure at the law school, Heather was co-president of the First-Generation Network UVic Chapter. In this capacity, she diligently worked towards enhancing accessibility to legal education for those individuals who were the first in their families to engage in post-secondary pursuits. An additional highlight of her academic career was her participation in the 2020 McIntyre Cup Trial Competition, an experience that further solidified her fervour for trial advocacy. In her second and third years, she assumed the role of a research assistant specializing in the domains of child protection and criminal law research.
Heather’s professional trajectory continued with the successful completion of her articling term with Cote & Evans in the year 2023. Heather joined the Firm as an associate in June 2023. Her legal practice includes work in family law, criminal law, and civil litigation, with her representation extending to appearances in both the Provincial and Supreme Court.
Beyond her legal endeavours, Heather enjoys spending quality time with her friends and family members.