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Tami, 3L

Tami Oguntona completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Alberta and obtained a BComm (with distinction) in Business Economics & Law. She enjoys reading fiction novels and finding new food spots in Calgary. During her undergrad, Tami was very involved in student affairs both within the University of Alberta's Residence Services and the Nigerian Students' Union, where she gained hands-on experience working with underrepresented groups and advocating for their needs. She is looking forward to taking more specialized upper year courses and being more involved in the BLSA community!

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Tasia, 3L

Tasia was born in Saskatchewan and grew up in Calgary, AB. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce with distinction from the Haskayne School of Business. After completing her undergraduate degree she moved to Montréal to work in Supply Chain consulting. Tasia is fluent in English and French and has worked professionally in both languages. Navigating environments that are not always diverse or welcoming was a key factor in Tasia’s decision to pursue a career in law. Tasia aspires to be an advocate for individuals who do not always have a voice and seeks to drive change in the legal community. Her legal areas of interest include corporate, international, and immigration law.

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Lee Ann, 2L

Lee Ann obtained her Sociology degree from the University of Calgary with a concentration in crime, deviance, and social control. During her undergraduate studies, she gained insight into societal structures and human behaviours, which piqued her interest in how these interactions are influenced by the law and motivated her to pursue a degree in law. Additionally, Lee Ann has developed a passion for helping people through her volunteer work with marginalized communities, deepening her understanding of social issues. In her spare time, she enjoys cycling, hiking, solving puzzles and spending quality time with friends over dinner. Lee Ann looks forward to increasing her involvement with BLSA and contribute to its community growth through impactful mentorship and outreach efforts.

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Olu, 3L

Olu Akinniyi is a 3L, born in Lagos, Nigeria and raised across London, England and Calgary, Alberta. Olu completed his undergraduate career at the University of Alberta, with a BSc in Psychology. Olu can speak five languages, including Spanish and French. He aspires to apply these language skills and cultural experiences to an internationally oriented career in corporate law.

Alongside his sisters, Olu runs a media production business, working as a professional photographer, videographer, and editor. He hopes to apply this experience in the visual arts to promoting the initiatives of UCalgary BLSA to the wider community!

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Amira, 3L

Amira is from Winnipeg and completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Manitoba, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in anthropology. During her time in undergrad, she worked for the University of Manitoba in student services and as a teaching assistant. Since 1L, she has been closely involved with Student Legal Assistance (SLA) providing legal representation to low and no-income Calgarians and worked at SLA during her 1L summer. In 2L, she served as an SLA group leader. She is interested in many areas of law, especially civil litigation and criminal law.

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Shana, 3L

Shana Césaire is a current 3L, born and raised in Calgary to Haitian parents. She completed a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature at the University of Calgary, followed by a Master of Arts in English and African Studies at Carleton University. Shana lived in Ottawa and Toronto for 5 years before moving back home to attend law school. Prior to law school, she worked at IBM, worked in marketing for a small software company, and worked as a freelance writer. Shana’s always had a passion for social justice and advocacy for the Black community is a top priority of hers.

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Peace, 2L

Peace Olanipekun was born in Lagos, Nigeria and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Regina, with a BA in Political Science. Throughout her undergraduate career, Peace worked with numerous volunteer organizations centering marginalized communities. This experience, alongside her lived experience reignited her desire to go to law school to advocate for the needs of underrepresented groups within the legal system. She hopes to continue this advocacy work in law school and her professional career and is excited to be more involved in the BLSA community. 

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