Efthimia Maria (“Mariefaye”) Bechrakis
Efthimia Maria (“Mariefaye”) Bechrakis is a research associate and program manager for the Human Rights Initiative at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). She studied law in the UK and France, holds an LLM in International Human Rights Law from the Georgetown University Law Center, and passed the New York State Bar (pending admission). Prior to joining CSIS, she worked for various UN agencies (UNESCO, UN Global Compact Network Canada), NGOs, as well as the private sector, covering issues relating to gender equality, business and human rights, international trade, and sanctions. Mariefaye is bilingual (English and Greek) and fluent in French.