Latoya Farrell was born in Fort McMurray, AB and raised in Edmonton, AB. She currently works as Staff Counsel at the BC Civil Liberties Association fighting for policy and law reform at all levels of government. She graduated from the University of Saskatchewan – College of Law in 2018, completing her final year abroad at the University of Birmingham in England, where she focused on Human Rights and Criminal Justice. Prior to that, Latoya worked as a Multicultural Liaison with the Fort McMurray Catholic School District helping First Nations, Metis, and newly immigrated students to successfully complete High School. In 2009, she graduated from the University of Alberta – Augustana Faculty with a B.A in Sociology and a B.A in Studio Foundations. She has also volunteered as a Youth Coordinator with the National Black Coalition of Canada, developing youth programs for the Afro-Canadian community in Edmonton.