Gabriella Kallas

Gabriella Kallas

Senior Advisor to the Vice-President

they/them | Based in the USA | Joined in 2019

As Senior Advisor to the Vice President, Gabriella works alongside the Senior Vice President to design, implement, and oversee key strategic projects across Asylum Access. Gabriella is motivated by the grassroots movements that refugee leaders around the world are creating to transform the refugee response sector and seeks to support these movements through their work. 

Gabriella joined Asylum Access as Special Advisor to Executive Director before progressing to becoming a Policy Officer and then Senior Advisor to the Vice President. They have been a key member in the launch of the Resourcing Refugee Leadership Initiative (RRLI), and continue to work with the Coalition and RRLI Team to ensure the success of the Initiative. 

Before joining Asylum Access, Gabriella worked in several capacities supporting immigrant and refugee communities in Greece, rural Colorado, and New York City. They have also been active in advocating for survivors of sexual assault, including by creating educational initiatives in their community. Gabriella holds a BA in American Studies from Williams College, and an MSc with Distinction in International Migration and Public Policy from the London School of Economics.

In their free time, Gabriella enjoys boxing, volunteering with their local mutual aid group, and checking out museums and food joints in their native New York.