Effie Mangllara is a Legal Assistant at IRAP. In this role, Effie supports the Legal Services Department.
Prior to joining IRAP, Effie worked as a project assistant on the Courtroom Advocates Project at Sanctuary for Families, where she worked closely with attorneys, law students and law firms to coordinate legal aid to survivors of domestic and gender-based violence filing pro se for relief in Family Court. Previously, Effie interned with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) and Freedom House, where she worked on projects pertaining to human rights, international law and democratic transitions. Effie has strong interests in refugee law, transitional justice and strengthening psychosocial support mechanisms for survivors of conflict-related gender-based violence.
Effie holds a Master of Science in Global Affairs, with a focus on International Law and Human Rights, from New York University and a B.A. in International Studies from Central Connecticut State University. Effie is fluent in Greek and Albanian.