Résumé

Career Goal

To strive for excellence as a legal practitioner. 

Professional Experience 

Paralegal Practitioner 

2016–present: Soli Paralegal (Kitchener, ON)

  • Providing legal services solely within the paralegal scope of practice. 

Teacher 

2004–present: Waterloo Region District School Board (Waterloo, ON) 

  • Successfully completed a variety of K-12 occasional assignments. 

2005–2016: Thames Valley District School Board (London, ON) 

  • Successfully completed a variety of K-12 occasional assignments.

2003–2004: Avalon West School District (Upper Island Cove, NL) 

  • Provided K-9 Music and Intermediate Technology Education.  

Training Consultant 

2000–2003: HealthCare Software Inc. (Cambridge, ON) 

  • Provided software training and technical support for the healthcare industry. 

Computer Consultant 

2000–2003: Self-Employed  

  • Developed database and multimedia solutions. 

Music Teacher 

1988–present: Private Music Teacher and Piano Accompanist (Kitchener, ON) 

  • Extending the joy of music to students of all ages, stages, and interests. 

Educational Experience 

2019: Masters of Laws (LL.M.)

York University

  • Canadian Common Law

2019: Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)

University of London 

2018: Certificate of Participation: Summer French Immersion Program 

Western University (Trois-Pistoles, Québec campus) 

2017: Associate of the Royal Conservatory of Toronto (A.R.C.T.) 

Royal Conservatory of Music (Toronto, ON) 

  • Piano Performance 

2015: Paralegal: Post-Graduate Diploma

Conestoga College (Kitchener, ON) 

  • Completed a Law Society of Ontario accredited paralegal program. 

2005: Master of Education: Information Technology (M. Ed.) 

Memorial University of Newfoundland (St. John’s, NL) 

  • Investigated the theory and practice of project management using technology.

2003: Bachelor of Education (B. Ed.) 

Althouse College, The University of Western Ontario (London, ON) 

  • Intermediate/Senior Instrumental & Vocal Music with additional qualifications in Primary (2014), Senior Science (2013), Law (2013), Family Studies (2013), Senior Mathematics (2010), Special Education (2008), and Junior (2003).

1997: Recording Industry Digital Applications: Post–Graduate Diploma

Fanshawe College (London, ON) 

  • Explored digital theory and applications in the music production, music engineering, and post-production industries. 

1994: Bachelor of Music: Honors Music Education (B. Mus.) 

The University of Western Ontario (London, ON) 

  • Explored the study of music and pedagogy comprehensively. 

Current Learning

Masters of Laws (LL.M.) 

York University: Osgoode Hall Law School

  • General Law Program

Memberships & Volunteer Experience 

Criminal Lawyers’ Association (CLA)

2021-present:

  • Student member

Ontario Justice Education Network (OJEN)

2021-present:

  • Presenter for workshops and webinars for students and professionals 

Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP)

2020–2021: Social Development Centre Waterloo Region (Kitchener, ON) 

  • Preparing tax returns

Ontario Bar Association (OBA)

2018-present:

  • Student member

Community Outreach: Legal Chat

2016–present:  

  • Christina is committed to helping empower others to better understand the law. Legal Chat is an initiative focused on enhancing access to justice. What began as a podcast in 2016, has evolved to include informational videos, online courses, and other legal tools. 

Waterloo Region Law Association (WRLA) 

2015–present:

  • Chair of the Paralegal Practice Group (2016-2018)

Volunteer: Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation (OSSTF) & Waterloo Region Occasional Teachers’ Local (WROTL)

2012–2015:

  • Participated on various committees including the District Human Rights Committee, Collective Bargaining Committee, Professional Learning Committee, and the Executive. 

Group Fitness Instructor: Y.M.C.A.

2005–2010:

  • Responsible for leading a variety of group fitness classes.

Kitchener-Waterloo Ontario Registered Music Teachers’ Association

2001–2003:

  • Responsible as secretary for meeting minutes, website creation, sponsorship, membership, and updates for the NOTES Magazine

Professional Affiliations

2015 – present: Law Society of Ontario (LSO) #P12105
2003 – present: Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) #467220