Lydia Blois is from Saint John, New Brunswick. She completed an Honours BA in International Relations and double minors in Women and Gender Studies and English Literature at Mount Allison University in 2014. Lydia was the coordinator of Mount Allison’s chapter of World University Service of Canada’s Student Refugee Program where she facilitated the sponsorship of refugees to become permanent residents. Lydia’s interest in international affairs led her to co-coordinate Mount Allison’s Centre for International Studies, a student run organization aimed at facilitating dialogue on pressing global issues outside of the classroom.  

Last year Lydia moved to Paris, France to teach English at an elementary school. She is now finishing her first year of the English Common Law program at the University of Ottawa, and is currently shadowing a criminal defense lawyer through Justice Paciocco’s Criminal Courthouse Mentorship Program.