Ontario (2022); Jamaica (2015); Trinidad and Tobago (2015)
- Certificate of Qualification: National Committee on Accreditation, Federation of
- Law Societies of Canada (JD Equivalency challenge exams) 2021
- Legal Education Certificate: The Norman Manley Law School, Mona, Jamaica 2013- 2015
- Degree, Bachelor of Laws (Honors): The University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica 2010-2013
Carissa previously worked at WeirFoulds and prior to that as a legal officer with the Jamaican government. Prior to this was a tenured Judicial Clerk for the The Supreme Court of Jamaica for four year engaged in analysis and drafting of judgements. Carissa also was an adjunct professor at the university of Indies faculty of Law.
Carissa articled at the Caribbean Court of Justice and the Supreme court of Jamaica.