Irene Leonardelli holds a MSc in Social Sciences from the University of Amsterdam and a bachelor in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Bologna. She is passionate about exploring the interaction between the global and the local, looking at how people resist, re-shape and adapt to social and environmental changes. She worked for two years for the IOM´s Global Migration Data Analysis contributing to several projects, including the “Migration, Environment and Climate Change: Evidence for Policy” (MECLEP) project and the Migration Governance Indicators. She also collaborated with NGOs conducting advocacy work and providing direct support to refugees and communities at risk of displacement both in Europe and in South America. Her profile page is here.