Knijah is a graduate of the UWI Cave Hill Campus where she attained a B.Sc. Economics and Law (2007) and an LLB (2010) respectively. While at University, Knijah developed an interest in public interest litigation, particularly the intersection between gender rights and the law; publishing on both
topics in the Cave Hill and West Indian Law Journal respectively.
On completion of her undergraduate studies Knijah entered the Eugene Dupuch Law School; successfully attaining her Certificate of Legal Education in 2012. On completion of her law studies Knijah was one of two students placed on the Principal’s Roll of Honor; a designation given to students who achieve 6 A’s out of 11 courses.
Knijah believes that a successful legal practice is grounded in the persistent pursuit of knowledge, accompanied with an insatiable desire to learn from the very best. Throughout her legal career she has endeavored to make choices reflective of the same; winning during her time at Law School a competitive internship at the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, headquartered in St. Lucia and the Caribbean Court of Justice, located in Trinidad & Tobago.
On completion of her law studies in 2012 Knijah worked as the first Judicial Research Counsel to the President and Justices of the Court of Appeal and as Legal Officer to the President of the Caribbean Court of Justice; joining McKinney, Bancroft & Hughes in April 2018.
Knijah considers it her primary purpose in life to use any talents and skills she possess to pull forward as many people as she can; she strives to live her life by the Rotary motto of “service above self”. Knijah is a member of the Rotary Club of Nassau Sunrise, the UWI Rights Advocacy Project, a Board member with the Bahamas Crisis Centre and a Tutor with Project Read Bahamas.