Paola has worked with a gender focus in CSOs, INGOs and research institutions since 1994. She holds a Gender and Development MA from the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), where she worked as a BRIDGE team member (2001-2016). Paola has experience of research, knowledge management, partnership building, communications and evaluation, always with a gender focus. She has developed projects with partners particularly in non-English speaking regions with an aim to integrate their perspectives and experiences into global discourses, research and practice. Her regions of focus are Latin America and Francophone Africa. She is fluent in English, Spanish, French and Italian.