Christina is an articling student in Smart & Biggar’s Ottawa office and a recent graduate of the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law. Prior to law school, she obtained a master’s degree in pharmacology. Her thesis project focused on the acute and residual effects of cannabis on driving performance in young drivers. The study was the largest clinical trial, and the first of its kind in Canada, conducted on cannabis and driving.
During her undergraduate studies in the Pharmacology Specialist program, Christina worked as a clinical research intern at Sanofi Inc. and assisted with the monitoring of clinical trial activities in various hospitals and clinics across Eastern Canada. She also worked as a clinical research assistant for Dr. Paul O’Connor at the St. Michael’s Hospital Multiple Sclerosis Clinic, where she helped conduct clinical trials on the long-term efficacy and safety of teriflunomide.