Sabrina Lombardi

For the past six months, Paralegal Studies student Sabrina Lombardi has been on placement with the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB).

It’s a job she beat almost 1,000 applicants to get.

“I believe that my experiences within the Humber community boosted my application and made me stand out from all the other applicants,” Lombardi, who’s going into her fourth year in the program, says. “I currently work as a student in the legal services division (at WSIB). My work is mainly dealing with claims that have been initiated because of asbestos exposure to the injured worker.”

A long-time Etobicoke resident, you could say going to Humber is in her blood. Her older sister also studied at the college.

“The paralegal degree program was very unique,” says Lombardi, explaining why she wanted to come to Humber.

“Humber is the only school to offer this degree and that was incredibly appealing. Aside from that, the work placement was a big thing for me to be able to gain experience within the field. I have dreams of becoming a prosecutor and I believe the Humber paralegal degree gives me a solid foundation to pursue my dreams. The faculty is top notch not only on an academic level, but also on a personal level.”

Lombardi has distinguished herself academically in her time at Humber. She joined the college’s moot team in her first year and, in 2015, won a distinguished oralist award at the Capital Cup moot competition in Ottawa.

“Accepting my award in the federal court was a dream come true,” she recalls. “It was a proud moment personally and as a student of the Humber community to be able to represent my school and to show that we are at a high level of excellence.”