Child rights advocate, spent a significant period of her youth in care. Now a mother of four, Rebecca is a writer of both fiction and nonfiction who has had a varied career in law and academia. Rebecca received her Ph.D. in 2015 from the Carleton University Department of Law and Legal Studies, and was the first ever graduate of that program. She was awarded a Carleton Senate Medal as well as the 2015 CLSA Graduate Student Essay Prize for her graduate work. Rebecca also has an LL.M. and LL.B., received from Queen’s University in 2002 and 2001 respectively, and holds a Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies from the University of Cincinnati. She also has a Certificate from the Program on Negotiation Master Class, a Certificate in Mediation from the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School.
She serves as an adjunct with the Department of Law and Legal Studies and teaches at Sprott School of Business at Carleton University. Having previously worked as a litigator in private practice and as a Crown Attorney, her full time role is now as Manager, Diversity and Inclusion for the law firm Gowling WLG for their offices in Canada and Russia.