Dana graduated with a Juris Doctor from the University of Calgary Faculty of Law in 2018. She articled at HMC and clerked at the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench before being called to the bar in 2020.
Dana’s academic achievements during law school earned her a place on the Dean’s List, along with numerous awards, including awards for the top course grade in property law and civil procedure. She graduated as the silver medallist of her class, having been awarded the Campbell McLaurin Achievement Award for high academic standing and having made a significant contribution to the life of the law school over the three years of her degree.
Throughout law school, Dana pursued every opportunity to develop her oral advocacy skills. She ranked in the top five oralists in the 2017 Chief Justice William McGillivray Moot, was a member of the winning team in the 2017 Bennett Jones Cup in Health Law Advocacy, and was the top-ranked member of the University of Calgary’s team in the 2018 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition.
Before deciding to pursue law, Dana obtained a BSc in Pure Mathematics from the University of Calgary. She taught linear algebra and calculus for three years, and she spent several semesters researching formal logic with funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.