Markella assists Maria, Senior Legal Officer, on legal and policy issues. She deals in particular with EU asylum directives and the Dublin Regulation with a main focus on Asylum Procedures and Qualification Directive as well as national developments. Markella studied Law at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and is a Member of the Athens Bar Association. She also holds a Master's Degree in International Relations and Human Rights from the University of Warwick and has attended the Odysseus Network Summer School on European Union Law and Policy on Immigration and Asylum. Prior to joining ECRE, Markella worked with International Rescue Committee Brussels in the Governance and Rights Unit and with UNHCR at the Legal Unit of the Bureau for Greece.