In her role as Grants Officer, Liliana is involved in all aspects of the Foundation’s grant-making, such as the assessment of project applications.
Before joining the Foundation, Liliana worked for a human rights organisation, REDRESS, as the organisation’s fundraiser. She was responsible for proposal development and donor reporting. Prior to this, she worked with the European Commission for five years, in the Department of Humanitarian Aid, where she assisted negotiations on the first EU policy document on humanitarian aid, and later in the Department for Development and Cooperation, where she worked on grant-giving to organisations working on human rights.
Liliana has a degree in International Relations from the University of Coimbra, Portugal. Outside work, she is a keen runner and an occasional diver. She also volunteered with the Red Cross for many years as a certified first aid officer.