Andrea Arbuthnot is returning to McMillan for her second summer and is completing her legal studies at the Lincoln Alexander School of Law at Toronto Metropolitan University.

Recently, Andrea was recognized as the Top Oral Advocate in the Lincoln Alexander Cup Negotiation Competition and went on to compete in the Canadian National Negotiation Competition where her team received the Spirit of Negotiation Award. She also volunteers with the Indigenous Youth-Centred Justice Project to improve outcomes for youth in the child welfare and criminal justice systems.

Prior to law school, Andrea was employee #2 at the Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence and a recipient of the Amethyst Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Ontario Public Service. She has ten years of experience as a communications professional, including launching new initiatives, building a team from scratch, and communicating complex topics in simple language. Andrea holds a degree in Environment and Business from the University of Waterloo.