Marina is a Sociologist with postgraduate studies in Criminology in Greece and Belgium. She holds a PhD in Sociology from Athens’ Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences and has completed graduate seminars in Social Street Work. Marina has worked in the field of migration and asylum as a field worker since 1995, mainly with unaccompanied refugee minors and children victims of human trafficking. She has also worked with different organizations including University of Ghent, Doctors without borders and the IOM’s Migration Health Division. For the last 18 years, she has been training frontline professionals in identifying and supporting people in vulnerable situations and victims of human trafficking. She joined VSE team in September 2023 and she is in charge of the development of the VSE Training Academy and the design and delivery of training programs.