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Jesse is an Associate at OKT. Prior to joining OKT, she completed her articles as a Judicial Law Clerk at the Court of Appeal for Ontario.
Jesse received her J.D. from Osgoode Hall Law School, where she won awards for academic excellence. While at Osgoode, she participated in the Kawaskimhon Aboriginal Law Moot, and in the Anishinaabe law camp at Neyaashiinigmiing, with Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation. In addition, she worked as a research assistant with the Indigenous Environmental Justice Project, and as a research assistant on issues related to the duty to consult and accommodate.
During law school, Jesse also worked as a legal caseworker at Parkdale Community Legal Services, representing clients on employment and human rights law issues, and as a legal caseworker at the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic, representing clients who experienced gender-based violence. In addition, she served as a senior editor on the Journal of Law and Social Policy. She also holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts (History and English) from the University of King’s College.
Jesse is a member of the Ontario Bar.