Reya is originally from Toronto, Ontario. She completed her undergraduate degree in International Development Studies and then her Master’s degree in Women and Gender Studies both from the University of Toronto. Reya attended the University of Windsor Faculty of Law, where she participated in the Pro-Bono Canada House of Sophrosyne project and was the co-chair for the Students’ Law Society’s Equity and Diversity committee. Reya articled as a Public Interest Articling Fellow funded by the Law Foundation of Ontario, at the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic in Toronto, ON. a legal clinic that specializes in working with survivors of violence in the areas of family, immigration and criminal law. Reya was called to the bar in Ontario and Alberta in 2020.
Reya has extensive experience working in the non-for-profit sector and she is passionate about serving her community. The experience she has gained from specialized legal clinic work has enabled her to use alternative methods for resolving conflict for her clients. She understands the complexities of family issues during separation and the need to approach legal matters in a trauma-informed framework. She is committed to assisting families work towards moving forward in a practical and cost effective manner.
When not at the office, she enjoys long walks, visiting local coffee shops to find the best latte, reading, camping and travel. Her next bucket list destination is a safari tour somewhere in Africa.