Tina Northrup is a JD student at the Schulich School of Law.
After earning a PhD in English with a specialization in Canadian environmental literatures and contemporary ecopoetry, Tina taught part-time at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax and the Dalhousie University Faculty of Agriculture in Truro before beginning her law degree in the autumn of 2016. Tina volunteered for East Coast Environmental Law as a Pro Bono student throughout the 2016-2017 academic year, and in the spring of 2017 she secured funding through the Schulich Academic Excellence Fund for Internships that allowed her to continue working for ECELAW throughout the summer.
Tina is passionate about environmental and climate justice, and she has related interests in Aboriginal and Indigenous law. She feels privileged to be ECELAW's representative in Nova Scotia's Imagining 2030 Network, and she was a proud contributor to the launch of the 2030 Declaration in August 2018.
Tina is a volunteer Co-Chair of the Energy Action Team at the Ecology Action Centre, and she has also volunteered with the Environmental Noxiousness, Racial Inequities and Community Health ("ENRICH") Project and the Adult Literacy Program at Halifax Public Libraries. She is committed to enhancing public education and access to justice in the Atlantic region, and she feels grateful to live and work in beautiful Mi'kma'ki.