Elayna is happy to be back at McMillan as an Articling Student after spending the 2022 summer at the firm as a summer law student. Elayna is excited to continue to learn and grow under the thoughtful and thorough guidance of the legal professionals of the firm.
Elayna recently graduated from the University of Alberta Faculty of Law with her Juris Doctor degree. While in law school, Elayna achieved a Dean’s List ranking in her second year and was also awarded other merit-based and community service scholarships including the Faculty of Law Undergraduate Scholarship, the Odishaw Family Prize in Aboriginal Law, and the Catherine Miller Community Service Award. Elayna was also an active Executive member of the Women’s Law Forum and served as its Secretary. Finally, Elayna volunteered as a mentor to fellow law students and also volunteered at Student Legal Services where she provided legal information and assistance to low-income community members.
Prior to attending law school, Elayna received a Bachelor of Arts with Distinction from the University of Alberta. Elayna majored in Political Science, but also focused on the area of Women’s and Gender Studies. While completing her undergraduate studies, Elayna worked at her local community library and volunteered through the Rotaract Club of the University of Alberta. Most notably, she spent time as a literacy advocate in various correctional facilities and in elementary schools in the Edmonton area.
In her spare time, Elayna loves to spend time with her family and with her dog, Max. She likes to try new recipes and this year she is planning on taking on the challenge of making a new kind of soup every Sunday!
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