Ivana Figuli studied law at University of Toulouse and Paul Cézanne University. Before working with VIA IURIS, she worked with UNHCR in Georgia, as a volunteer for Amnesty International in Chile and with an NGO Pobladores, working with Mexican people and assisting them to promote their housing right and protect their environment. She specializes in human rights and participates in the projects of international association Justice & Environment. She is an steadfast optimist and no one has ever seen her without the smile on her face.