08 Apr 2021
Gold Watch, ESA-Obs
Senior Analyst, Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime
Marcena is a Senior Analyst at the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime, which she has been with since 2012. Marcena provides research for a number of Global Initiatives projects, analysing a diverse range of organized crime flows, including illicit financial flows, and developing responses. While her work covers a wide scope of material and geographic spread, her current work has focused on gold-related crime and development responses to organized crime. Marcena previously worked with STATT, a boutique global consulting firm, where she analysed migration flows and guided security sector and criminal justice reform. Her past work also includes projects improving access to justice, analysing gender issues, and supporting the Voluntary Trust Fund for Victims of Human Trafficking at the UNODC. Marcena has a JD from Washington and Lee University, and a BA in Political Science from the University of Denver. She is currently based in Queensland, Australia.
The Global Initiative has created various building blocks made up of more focused thematic and regional strategies to build a global strategy on transnational organized crime. These Programs promote a strategic and coordinated approach to counter organized crime through facilitating the development of interlocking national, regional and international strategies across a range of sectors and criminal markets. These strategies are owned and embedded within existing structures, institutions and organizations that are critical to translating strategy into impactful implementation on the ground.
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