Maria Ntetsika is an administrative officer at BABEL Day Centre, a mental health unit for migrants and refugees in Greece. Through that position, she actively participates in advocacy bodies for immigrant rights and organizes a working group focused on Mental Health and Psychosocial support. She has worked as psychosocial support officer and job consultant for people from different vulnerable social groups at the non-profit organization PRAKSIS. Maria holds a BA in Accounting and Finance from the Athens University of Economics and Business and an MA in Design, Space and Culture from the National Technical University of Athens, with a research thesis on gender and urban space, focusing on the everyday experience of trans women in the public space of Athens. Maria has volunteer experience as a street worker and a social worker at the Elaionas open hosting site for refugees in Attica with PRAKSIS. Maria is a Humanity in Action Senior Fellow (Paris Fellowship 2014).
Updated May 2019