“I believe that a woman’s autonomy over her body is the core human right that surrounds gender equality. Gender equality is a constant battle, and one that concerns everyone, not just women. Let’s all take that first step towards a more equitable society where everyone can enjoy their rights.”

Paola is the Coordinator for the Universal Access Project at the United Nations Foundation. She has a background in international affairs and professional experience in international development and gender studies. She is passionate for human rights, international law, and intersectional feminism. Paola is a native Spanish speaker, raised in Monterrey, Mexico and is proficient in French. She has a bachelor’s degree from the George Washington University (Raise High!). She loves to travel, read, and become part of fandoms such as Marvel, Narnia and Broadway.