Francesca holds a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree in Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law from the University of Calgary, (U of C) Calgary, Alberta and a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) from the University of Benin, Nigeria. Following completion of her LLB degree in 2010, she proceeded to the Nigerian Law School for a mandatory one-year bar training course. She was thereafter admitted to the Nigerian Bar as a Barrister & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria in 2011.
Prior to her LL.M. degree program at U of C, Francesca practiced maritime and corporate commercial law in one of Nigeria’s prominent commercial law firms in Lagos, Nigeria. Her work spanned across advising clients specifically on the financing aspects of vessel acquisitions, general corporate commercial matters, as well as providing corporate secretarial services to companies operating within a broad spectrum of industries.
In her spare time, Francesca enjoys singing, cooking and spending time outdoors with her young family.