Stefania was born in Włocławek, Poland and was raised in Calgary.
Stefania holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in French, both from the University of Calgary. She obtained her Juris Doctor from Queen’s University Belfast in Northern Ireland, where she was able to obtain both a Qualifying Law Degree and a doctorate.
Stefania successfully defended her doctoral thesis with no corrections in her final year of law school, which was titled, “Investigating the Relationship Between Criminal Trespass under Section 144 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 and the Doctrine of Adverse Possession: A Comparative Analysis of England & Wales and Canada”. Stefania’s passion for advocacy grew while she participated in mooting competitions in the UK, even winning an award for ‘Best Advocate’.
Stefania has always enjoyed volunteering and giving back to her community. She has volunteered with Calgary Legal Guidance, the Elizabeth Fry Society, the Calgary Dream Centre, as well as the Calgary Youth Justice Society.
Stefania is fluent in Polish and French, and during her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, eating good food, skiing, and fishing.