Paula Knipe was a summer intern at the O’Neill Institute. 

Prior to joining O’Neill, Knipe conducted legal research and has been involved in advocacy efforts for various projects on issues of sexual and reproductive health, access to justice, and the right to food — mostly in the African context. Her interests include women’s rights and gender equality, intersectional poverty, legal food environments and non-communicable diseases. 

She holds an LL.B. and LL.M. (with distinction) from the University of the Western Cape. Currently, Knipe is pursuing her LL.D., and her thesis is centered on exploring the double burden of malnutrition among women in South Africa. 

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