Mélina is responsible for supporting Peace Direct’s research, including our work on Decolonising Systems and atrocity prevention research in the Great Lakes region. She is currently working on responsible partnership transitions to locally-led entities through the USAID-funded Stopping As Success project.
Mélina previously worked at Demilitarise Education (@dED_UCATION), an organisation she co-founded whose mission is get universities in the UK to end their ties with the global arms trade. She is also a founding member of Minorities in Peace and Security, a network working to meaningfully engage marginalised communities in peacekeeping, peacebuilding, security & community engagement.
Mélina holds a B.A in Political Science with a minor in History from the University of Miami, in Florida, and an M.A in Security and International Law from the University of Manchester.