Leia is currently a student at Carleton University completing her Bachelors in Child Studies with a minor in French. She has hopes to also complete her Masters of Education within the next few years.
Most of her free time is spent at the rink teaching her love of Figure Skating – with a Certified Level 1 Regional Coach certification. She has been a certified CanSkate coach for 4 years and continues to stay current with Skate Canada programming and looks forward to learning many new aspects of coaching.
Leia has been competing in this sport since the age of 6. With 14 years of skating herself, she passed her Gold level in FreeSkate, Interpretive and Skills tests. With hopes to complete her Gold Dances in the next few years. She also competed at the Provincial level 3 years in a row in Silver and Gold Triathlon, placing top half after qualifying each year. In 2012 she was awarded Eastern Ontario StarSkater of the year.
For 2 years, Leia has been gaining coaching experience with Jan and her skaters. Through her coaching she hopes to pass on her love and passion for the sport to her skaters.