Gabrielle Cyr is currently attending the University of Ottawa, where she has now completed her second year of the Programme de droit canadien (J.D./LL.L.). As a student in the J.D./LL.L. program, Gabrielle has the unique opportunity to simultaneously benefit from an education in common law and civil law, in a bilingual environment. Understanding the foundations of both Canadian legal traditions at the same time is enabling her to analyse the law strategically and critically, above and beyond one system. Gabrielle also completed three years of study at the University of Ottawa in political science before beginning law school. During her studies, Gabrielle acquired extensive experience working in the public service. She spent four years working in various offices at Transport Canada, including the Parliamentary Affairs Unit, the Deputy Minister's Office and the Minister's Office. In her years at Transport Canada, Gabrielle worked closely with political staffers and senior public servants. She acquired extensive experience in liaising with key stakeholders and meeting various, and at times competing, interests. Most notably, she participated in all preparatory work in advance of Parliamentary Committee appearances, performed strategic review and analysis of responses of Order Paper Questions, Petitions and various reports tabled before Parliament, and supported the Deputy Minister's Office in the horizontal coordination of files and issues. Gabrielle is fluent in both French and English. She has developed a passion for travel and adventure, she is a novice boxer, and plays the piano and the flute on a leisurely basis.