Mária Melinda Elekes

Upper House Associate

Mária graduated as a psychologist from Eötvös Loránd University in 2019, where she specialized in counselling and educational psychology. During her studies, she represented Hungarian students in an international organisation and in the Ethics Committee of the Hungarian Psychological Association. She has gained substantial volunteering experience in various local/international NGOs, e.g. supporting children, coordinating international psychoeducational programmes, leading volunteer groups. She is very passionate about non-formal education, she has attended an experiential education course and later graduated from an international Train The Trainer programme. She also participated in an advanced leadership course for young European leaders in 2021. Before joining Milestone, Mária worked for a global youth exchange network, where she was responsible for organising educational exchange programmes and supporting high school students. In her free time, she love cooking, reading, travelling. She also enjoys being in nature, going to concerts or to the cinema.