LEAF is delighted to welcome Kienna Shkopich-Hunter to the team as the 2022-2023 Public Interest Articling Fellow. You can learn more about Kienna below:

Kienna Shkopich-Hunter (she/her) is Métis from Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan in Treaty 6 territory and was raised in Edmonton, Alberta. Kienna has a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from MacEwan University and completed her JD at the University of Alberta Faculty of Law (2022). While in law school, Kienna volunteered with the Student Legal Services Criminal Law Project in Edmonton and held a position on the executive of the National Indigenous Law Students’ Association. After completing her legal studies, Kienna joined the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) as an articling student at their national office in Toronto, Ontario. She is looking forward to learning more about public interest work in law and supporting LEAF in their efforts to advance substantive equality for women, girls, trans, and non-binary people. Outside of work Kienna enjoys reading, beadwork and spending time with family and friends.

The Public Interest Articling Fellowship was made possible through the support of The Law Foundation of Ontario.