Born and raised in Greece, Polyxeni Kallini (she/her) graduated from the Faculty of International and European Studies at the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki, and pursued a Masters in Migration Studies at the University of Sussex. Returned to Greece in 2012, she joined the civil society movement, volunteering and then working in a national NGO supporting disadvantaged children, mostly Roma people and victims of trafficking, while she was also trained in the Council of Europe’s Manual for Human Rights Education with Young People, Compass. In 2015, she returned to the UK, where she started working for Peace Brigades International until July 2020, when she joined ILGA World’s team.
She holds a PRINCE2 Certification in Project Management (2019), and speaks Greek, English, Spanish, Italian and French and currently learning German. She lives with her husband in Munich, she loves swimming and running and is a qualified ballet teacher.