Althea is J.D/M.B.A graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School and the Schulich School of Business. She worked as a summer law student at Loopstra Nixon LLP and has returned to complete her articles. Althea has an Honours BSc. with a double major in Health Sciences and Philosophy from Western where she spent four years on the Dean's Honour List. During law school, she was a research assistant to Prof. Mary Jane Mossman whom she assisted in the publication of a property law textbook.
Althea speaks fluent Mandarin and Cantonese. She also holds the very unique distinction of being awarded the Queen’s Venturer Award, which is the highest award that can be achieved in the Canadian Youth Scouting Program.