Thabang Pooe earned an LL.B. from North West University in 2011 and served as a law clerk for Justice Mbuyiseli Madlanga at the Constitutional Court of South Africa. She also served as fellow and legal researcher for SECTION27, a public interest law center in South Africa. Thabang is currently serves as a liaison for Out in Africa Ride, an organisation that supports African NGOs working on LBGT rights. Thabang recently earned her LL.M specialising in Public Interest Law and Policy at UCLA. During the Fall semester at UCLA she did an externship at the Los Angeles HIV Law and Policy Project assessing the legal needs of people living with HIV and AIDS in Los Angeles county. Her areas of interest concern the right to education and the right to health, with specific focus on access to health services, sanitation and school infrastructure, sexual victimisation in schools, HIV, and medical scheme regulation.