Alisa Koebel was born in Nanaimo and moved to Vancouver at an early age. An outstanding student, Alisa received the President’s Entrance Scholarship to the University of British Columbia. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Global Resource Systems and graduated first in her class, winning the George Kennedy prize for top graduate. This interdisciplinary degree taught Alisa how to analyze complex problems and promote sustainability.
A lifelong student and passionate problem-solver, Alisa brought her unique background and skillset to the Peter A. Allard School of Law at UBC, where she soon discovered a love of litigation. During law school she helped people with limited income through the UBC Criminal Law Clinic. She also competed in the Law School’s trial-level moot competition. Still passionate about environmental justice, she volunteered with West Coast Environmental Law and co-chaired the UBC Environmental Law Group. She also took on leadership with UBC OutLaws, the 2SLGBTQIA+ law student group. Alisa graduated from UBC Law School with a J.D. Degree, a specialization in Environmental and Natural Resource Law, and a certificate in Indigenous cultural competency.