Caryma believes that the legal system ought to provide justice to the people it is meant to serve. A major component of her current work involves advocacy with respect to affordable housing and drug policy reform.
An educator at heart, Caryma is frequently called upon by the media as a trusted source for their news stories. Her cases and legal commentary have been featured by reputable media outlets including Associated Press, BNN Bloomberg, CBC, Canadian Lawyer, CityNews Toronto, CP24, CTV, Global Toronto, Globe and Mail, Law Times, Ming Pao, Sing Tao, StarMetro Vancouver, Toronto Star, TVO, Winnipeg Free Press, and VICE News.
Caryma articled at a top-tier Bay Street litigation boutique where she had the opportunity to work under the direct tutelage of some of Canada’s leading litigators. She was selected for a secondment to one of the Big Five banks.
Caryma graduated cum laude from the University of Ottawa in 2015. She was ranked 1st out of 265 students in English Common Law during her first year, and received several prizes for academic excellence. She was awarded an Ontario Graduate Scholarship in support of her Master’s research on the intersection between law, identity politics, and gender-based violence.
Prior to attending law school, Caryma interned with a prominent human rights organization in India. She wrote and illustrated a simplified guide to domestic violence legislation, which has since been circulated to thousands of at-risk women across the country.
In her spare time, Caryma likes to watch professional wrestling.