Legal Assistant Executive Board 2020-2021
President Mia Miehe
My name is Mia Miehe, and I am thrilled to be the president of the Legal Assistant Society for the 2021-2022 school year. I have been at SAIT for 4 years now, and I am currently working on my second diploma through SAIT. My first diploma was in Library Information Technology, and I had the privilege of being part of the executive team for the LIT club as well in 2019-2020. I found my passion for Legal Assisting through a course during my LIT diploma; I took a class in legal terminology and procedures, and I was immediately hooked.
I have two cats whom I adore named Celaena Marie and Nox. I love to read, hike, sew, and play video games. I can’t wait to meet everyone and spend this year with you and the LAS!
Vice President Heidi Alvarez
My name is Heidi Alvarez, and I am so excited to be your LAS Vice-President. I’m from Mexico and I moved to Canada in July 2014. Since I was little I always wanted to be a lawyer, and when I moved to this country I thought that the best fit for me was to become an immigration lawyer. I choose to study in the Legal Assistant Program because I believe this was the best was to have an idea pf how the legal industry is in Canada.
I’m a mom of a beautiful toddler named Violeta. My hobbies are watching Friends for the 1000 time, reading, and making crafts. I am excited to meet all of you this year!
Treasurer Emily Shaw
My name is Emily Shaw, and I am pleased to be the Treasurer of the Legal Assistant Society. I previously worked as a photographer, baker, and also as a health care aide trying to find a career that best suited me. I found my love for legal assisting after taking corporate and litigation law courses. It was then that I knew for sure that I had found the career I love and am passionate about.
In my spare time you can find me baking up a storm, or going out to do a photo shoot. I look forward to meeting and working with you all this year!
Secretary Arden Eskens
My name is Arden Eskens, and I am overjoyed to be the incoming LAS secretary. I started off my post secondary journey at the University of Alberta, followed by a semester at the Universidad de Granada. I graduated with a B.A. in History, minoring in Spanish Language and Literature.
I love hiking, travelling, and learning about other languages and cultures. I’m looking forward to getting to know everyone and I am so excited to spend the coming school year supporting all of you in any way I can.
Marketing Team Kyla Noort
My name is Kyla Noort, and I am excited to be a part of the LAS marketing team this year. I have a diploma in Radio Broadcasting from Algonquin College in Ottawa, Ontario (where I am originally from). I was a receptionist for awhile, then I was a nanny in Europe for a year, and when I returned to Canada, I settled in Calgary working in customer service. I have been trying to find my passion, and I think I have now.
I enjoy being outdoors (when my allergies allow me), listening to music and Canadian true crime podcasts, and watching Netflix or reality TV. I am looking forward to this upcoming school year and am excited to meet all of you!
Marketing Team Jasmine Arbuckle
My name is Jasmine Arbuckle, and I am excited to be a part of the marketing team this year. I became interested in the Legal Assistant Program after taking courses in law during my first and second year at university. I have really loved this program and am so excited to share that with all of you.
When I’m not studying you can find me watching movies, teaching dance, or having a nap. I am excited to meet everyone this year and I hope you enjoy the program as much as I do!
Meet Grady, Our official LAS mascot!