Odessa is the holder of several awards and distinctions as a Young Leader: Young Leader for Europe at the European Commission’s European Development Days; European Forum Alpbach – as an Erste Foundation Fellow, Advisor on the UNSC Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace & Security at the European Regional Consultation in Brussels; Juror for the Innovation in Politics Award, and others.
She is regularly invited to Brussels by EU institutions as an expert on migration and new media. Odessa has spoken for the Joint Research Center, the EESC and other European Commission directorates, UN Liaison Office and other institution’s consultations and meetings.
Until January 2017, she worked with various Non-Governmental Organisations and initiatives responding to the 2015/16 Refugee and Migration situation in Europe and in Lebanon. Odessa graduated in Global Politics and International Relations from Birkbeck College, University of London. She holds a place on multiple boards including the Global Arena Research Institute, Czech & Slovak Club Alpbach, and Global Shapers – World Economic Forum.
In May 2017, Odessa founded Go Think Initiative, which focuses on the relationships between media, politics and civil society – how advances in communication technology are shaping Europe’s society and future.