Professional Background

Makaela completed her Juris Doctor at the University of Victoria in 2019. Prior to attending law school, Makaela received a Bachelor of Arts in Global Development Studies at the University of the Fraser Valley.

During law school, Makaela served on the board of the UVic law journal and on the Law Student Society executive. The highlight of Makaela’s law school experience was her practical semester spent at the Law Centre. This program is a full-time clinical course providing students with the opportunity to advise and represent clients in civil, family, and criminal matters. In her time at the Law Centre, Makaela gained valuable experience representing clients in various types of hearings and engaging with a diverse range of legal matters.

Makaela worked at Singleton Reynolds as a summer student in 2018 and appreciates the opportunities she had to learn from lawyers in a variety of practice areas, as well as the chance to attend some hearings and mediations.


  • Juris Doctor, University of Victoria, 2019
  • Bachelor of Arts, Major in Global Development Studies, University of Fraser Valley, 2015