Thelma holds a law degree from the University of Cape Town, South Africa, and a Certificate of Qualification from the National Committee on Accreditation, a division of the Federation of Law Societies of Canada.
Prior to transitioning to an articling student, Thelma was a paralegal in the firm's Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice group. She possesses extensive experience in litigation support, primarily in commercial litigation assisting with aspects of documentary disclosure and review.
In 2015, Thelma was selected as Junior Professional Consultant for the United Nations Association – Canada’s (UNAC) International Development and Diplomacy Internship Programme (IDDIP). Through the IDDIP, Thelma spent the fall of 2015 interning at the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in South Africa. There she supported the UNODC’s Southern African Regional Office in research and investigation projects in the areas of money laundering and human and drug trafficking. Thelma describes the experience with the UNODC as one of the highlights of her career.
In her free time Thelma enjoys beauty and fashion photography, blogging and spending time with friends and family.