Nikita grew up in Vernon, BC and received her undergraduate degree in Kelowna from UBC Okanagan. Recently, Nikita graduated from law school at the University of Alberta. During law school, Nikita volunteered in the faculty’s ‘Law Show Musical’— an annual performance raising funds to empower youth in Edmonton. Nikita was also a member of Pro Bono Students Canada and had the opportunity to contribute to Legal Education projects and maintain a ‘Rights Watch’ blog for the Canadian Civil Liberties Association. Some highlights of Nikita’s law degree include: attending a summer semester in Beijing to learn about the Chinese legal system, and presenting her research paper at former Chief Justice Beverly McLachlin’s retirement conference.
Nikita loves to travel and has been able to visit the UK, France, Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Spain, China, and Indonesia. After travelling, Nikita concluded that the Okanagan is one of the most beautiful places to live, and is happy to have returned home and be close to her family. As an articling student, Nikita is excited to gain exposure to a variety of practice areas and become involved in the Kelowna community. In her free time, Nikita enjoys yoga, taking pottery classes, and reading books at the beach.