BA (Jacobs University Bremen), JD (University of Victoria), MSc (MESPOM Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree)
Savannah is passionate about environmental and Aboriginal law, and has focused her practice in these areas. Before joining Ng Ariss Fong, she completed shared articles with the University of Victoria’s Environmental Law Centre and Tŝilhqot’in National Government, then worked with Tŝilhqot’in National Government as in-house Legal Counsel.
Savannah completed her Juris Doctor at the University of Victoria in 2015. During law school, Savannah participated in the University of Victoria Environmental Law Centre Clinic program, and was an active member of the Environmental Law Club. She also holds a Master of Science in Environmental Sciences, Policy, and Management from the international MESPOM Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree program. During her MSc, Savannah co-authored a book on the challenges and opportunities associated with a global energy transition from fossil fuels to renewables. She also had the opportunity to work on transboundary water governance with the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, Secretariat of the Water Convention. Savannah received her Bachelor of Arts in International Politics and History from Jacobs University Bremen in Germany.
At Ng Ariss Fong, Savannah’s practice includes a focus on law reform relating to Indigenous health, the intersection of Indigenous law with marine and maritime law, and implementation of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (DRIPA). She is also working with Lisa to develop Indigenous administrative tribunals, and examine how they relate with Canadian administrative law.
In her spare time, Savannah enjoys cooking and spending time outdoors running, hiking, camping, and kayaking.