Dafni Basta

HIA Program:

United-states United States 2015


Born and raised in Athens, Greece, Daphne is a MSc student in International Medicine-Health Crisis Management. She holds a BA degree in Social Anthropology and a MA degree in Migration and Ethnic Studies. Over the course of her studies, she developed a solid understanding of and a strong interest in human rights in general and issues related to migration in particular. The internships she undertook in a variety of international organizations enriched her humanitarian related perspectives in both academic and professional ways: at the European Parliament in the Gender Equality and Women’s Rights Committee, in Amnesty International and in UNCHR. She also worked as a researcher for the ‘Citizen’s Beyond Walls’ project, in the SCI Hellas, on the rise of xenophobic trends and civil society’s initiatives. Her goal for the future is to form a career within the Human Right sector and work with marginalized populations such as immigrants.