Melina is a public affairs and association management specialist, with cross sector experience in several European policies including health, financial services, food & beverage, green economy.
Prior to joining GRACE, Melina was an associate director at Instinctif Partner – EU affairs and communications consultancy – in Brussels. She was responsible for concept development and management of several multi-stakeholder platforms and associations; as well as planning and implementing tailor made advocacy and outreach campaigns. Melina started her career as an intern at European Investment Bank, gaining an in-depth understanding of the EU institutions and decision-making process.
She is an Italian national with a legal background and a specialisation in European and International Law from the University of Trieste. She holds an Executive Master`s degree in Communication and EU politics from the IHECS in Brussels.