Irene recently re-joined IOM´s GMDAC to work on the development of the Migration Governance Indicators (MGI). Previously, she assisted in the implementation of the “Migration, Environment and Climate Change: Evidence for Policy” (MECLEP) project and in the development of the Migration Data Portal. 
Irene has a background in qualitative research focusing on Mediterranean migration. She collaborated with several NGOs providing direct assistance and reporting about the situation of refugees and displaced people both in Europe and in South America. 

She holds a joint MSc in International Migration and Social Cohesion from the University of Amsterdam, University of Deusto and University College Dublin. Previously, she completed a bachelor’s degree in Cultural Anthropology at the University of Bologna and a one-year course in Cooperation and Development at the Complutense University in Madrid.