Marina has been actively involved in the CSOs sector, both as a volunteer and as a professional. Her journey began at the age of 16 when she secured her first part-time position as an Environmental Educator. From that point forward, Marina’s career evolved as she took on roles such as project manager and general director for Youth Associations and the Development Association.
In 2002, Marina founded Fair Trade Hellas, the pioneering Fair Trade Association in Greece, which holds membership in the Impact Hub Athens community. Her engagement extended to consultancy, advocacy, and governance within the European Development Cooperation Sector. Marina contributed significantly, serving two terms on the 3-year international board of the Concord Confederation of the European Association for Development and Relief. Her expertise also extends to conducting training sessions on various themes, including Advocacy and Leadership skills.
Subsequently, she transitioned into a role as a freelance fundraiser, trainer, and consultant for CSOs. In 2016, Marina joined the Impact Hub Network as the EU Cluster Coordinator. Her current responsibilities encompass strategic EU fundraising and the management of EU-approved projects. In her downtime, Marina indulges in her passion for reading. Originally from Potenza, Italy, she now resides in Athens, Greece.