Linda Canada holds an undergraduate degree in History from UCLA, and a law degree from Loyola University in Los Angeles. More than twenty years after leaving her legal practice she still considers herself a “recovering lawyer” and since then has worked exclusively in the field of local history.
Linda recently retired after serving 12 years as the archivist for the Japanese American Historical Society of San Diego where she interacted with hundreds of people who lived in internment camps. She is also a local historian who has diverse interests in the people, places, and architecture of San Diego and Imperial Counties. She is well known locally as a speaker at schools, organizations, and local history events. She is also a past president of the Friends of the University Community Library.