Irene’s work at GMDAC primarily focuses on data and research related to migration dynamics and routes across the Mediterranean. She also collaborates to the “Migration, Environment and Climate Change: Evidence for Policy” (MECLEP) project.

She holds a joint MSc in International Migration and Social Cohesion from the University of Amsterdam, University of Deusto and University College Dublin. During her master she spent several months volunteering and conducting research on migration and integration dynamics in Sicily. 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.