Shirley Yan

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Shirley is a Summer Articling Student at Richards Buell Sutton LLP. She is completing her law degree at Thompson Rivers University Faculty of Law and will be in her final year in the fall of 2020.

She grew up in China before her family immigrated to Surrey, BC. Prior to law school she obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of British Columbia majoring in English Literature and minoring in Commerce. Shirley is also a licensed pharmacy technician and has worked at Peace Arch Hospital, Surrey Memorial Hospital, and Vancouver General Hospital in the pharmacy department over the last five years.

Interesting Facts About Shirley:

She speaks Mandarin fluently and has traveled to various countries in Asia including her childhood home in Guangzhou, China.

She was captain of the Thompson Rivers University (TRU) Intramural Dodgeball and Volleyball teams in her first and second year, and the TRU Law Club Liaison in the Women and Law Society in her second year.

Outside of the office, Shirley enjoys binge-watching Netflix and tasting new whisky and wine.