Ostalinda Maya Ovalle

Ostalinda Maya Ovalle is project manager for Legal Empowerment of Roma Communities, a joint project of the Roma Initiatives Office and the Open Society Justice Initiative.

Before joining the Foundations in October 2012, Maya worked as a coordinator at the Spanish Federation of Romani Women Kamira. Previously, she was research and advocacy coordinator at the European Roma Rights Centre in Budapest, where she conducted research on the overrepresentation of Roma children in child protection systems, human trafficking, and the rights of Roma women to education, employment, healthcare and protection against violence.

Maya holds a degree in social anthropology and development from the University of Sussex and a law diploma from the College of Law, UK.