- LLB University of Otago 2019
- BA University of Otago 2019
- Admitted to the Bar in New Zealand 2020
Meila grew up in Motueka before moving to Dunedin to complete her Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts majoring in Geography at the University of Otago. Meila joined Holland Beckett Law as a graduate in the environmental law and resource management team. She was admitted to the bar in September 2020.
During her studies, Meila volunteered at the Community Law Centre and Legal Education Programme. Meila is now part of the Resource Management Law Association.