Born and raised in Winnipeg, Chelsea participated in the 88th and 89th Winter Sessions of YPM, while serving one year on cabinet as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Relations. She followed in the footsteps of her older sister and mother, who both briefly participated in YPM. While at YPM, Chelsea presented her maiden speech on the topic of her passion for social justice. So, it was fitting when shortly after joining YPM, she began her studies in human rights at the University of Winnipeg – under the guidance of this year’s Speaker’s Night main guest, Senator Marilou McPhedran.
After graduating from the University of Winnipeg in 2014, Chelsea moved to Toronto to attend Osgoode Hall Law School (of which Senator McPhedran is also an alumnae). Currently in her final semester of the Juris Doctor program, Chelsea has continued her passion of social justice by recently joining the Jane Goodall Institute of Canada’s Board of Directors, and completing work with the UNICEF regional offices in Geneva and Bangkok. As well, Chelsea recently spent a semester abroad completing the Certificate in Transnational Law program at the University of Geneva’s Faculty of Law, while interning with the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights’ Emergency Response Section. After completing her bar exams this summer, Chelsea plans to move to Ottawa where she will be articling with the Department of Justice.