Marzia Rango works as a Research and Data Officer at IOM’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC) in Berlin, where she leads the centre’s work on data capacity-building and data innovation. As part of the former, she has been supporting initiatives to strengthen migration data collection, analysis and use for policy in low- and middle-income countries, particularly across Africa, facilitating national workshops and consultations on migration data issues. As part of the latter, she has been exploring how new data sources, such as ‘big data,’ can be used responsibly for migration analysis and policymaking, building partnerships with relevant actors and contributing to research and publications on this topic, among several others. Marzia is currently also managing a project focusing on migration on the Central Mediterranean Route.

Prior to joining GMDAC, Marzia worked at IOM’s Research Unit in Geneva, and as a Research Assistant at the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford. She has previous experience as an MEP assistant at the European Parliament in Brussels, as a consultant in the private sector, and as a professional volleyball player in Italy.

Marzia holds an MSc in Development Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and an MA in Economics from Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona.