Marina is part of Burchells’ litigation group. After articling with the firm, she joined as an associate in 2018.
Marina obtained her Bachelors of Arts (Honours) from the University of Guelph, double majoring in Classical Studies and Criminal Justice & Public Policy. She earned her Juris Doctor from the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University, graduating on the Dean’s List.
Marina was an active member of her law school community. She served as the Editor-in-Chief of its newspaper, the Weldon Times, worked as a tutor for the Indigenous Blacks & Mi’kmaq program, and volunteered with Pro Bono Students Canada.
While at law school Marina received several scholarships and awards including the Schulich Scholarship in Law, the Canadian Bar Association - Nova Scotia Branch Scholarship, and the Henry B. Rhude Memorial Prize. During her third year, Marina participated in the judicial clerkship program with the Nova Scotia Supreme Court.
Marina grew up in a small farming community in Ontario. In her spare time, Marina enjoys gardening, playing video and board games, and playing fiddle music.
Marina is a member of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society, the Canadian Bar Association, the Advocates Society, and the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF).