Semhar received her J.D. from Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, where she served as an Associate Editor for the Osgoode Hall Law Journal, was a competitive mooter in the Corporate/Securities Moot and was the recipient of the Ian Scott Public Interest Fellowship and Legal and Literary Society Honor Award. She received her B.S. from the University of Western Ontario in London, Canada. Prior to her legal education, Semhar was a senior investment analyst at a multi-national financial services company and completed level 1 of the Chartered Financial Analyst Program.
Semhar received the 2022 Osgoode Women’s Network (OWN) Mentorship Award in acknowledgement of her contributions to advancing women in law and her efforts to promote OWN’s principles.