Asylos staff

Sophie Kloos is the Director of Asylos. Prior to that, she coordinated Asylos’s MENA team and was a researcher in the same team. She previously worked with the Programme Management Unit of the UNDP Joint Migration and Development Initiative as well as with Refugee Rights Turkey, where she offered basic legal counseling to asylum seekers. Sophie holds a MSc in Sociology from the London School of Economics and an MA in International Relations from Yeditepe University, Istanbul. She speaks German, English, Turkish, Dutch, and Swahili.

Olivia Baskerville is Asylos’ Network Coordinator and was previously a member of the MENA research team. She holds an MA in History with a focus on migration from Oxford University and a Bachelors with honours from King’s College London. Prior to joining Asylos, she was involved with Asylum Welcome in Oxford and L’Auberge des Migrants in Dunkirk and Calais, as well as being a project manager for Oxford University Press and the UN.  She speaks English, French, and is learning Arabic.

Maya Pritchard is our UK consultant. In addition to a deep regard for, and interest in, human rights Maya has been committed to supporting migrant young people and families in the UK for the last 10 years, having worked in advice, support, research and administrative roles across the sector. She has been working as a Youth Caseworker for the South London Refugee Association for the last 4 years and has volunteered with Asylos on the Afghanistan team for the last 2 years. She is an accredited immigrationand asylum caseworker, has a BA in politics and is due to graduate with a MA in human rights law this Autumn.

Amanda Gray Meral is one of our UK consultants. She is an Associate Fellow in Chatham House’s International Law Programme, an expert in refugee law and policy, and has worked previously for UNHCR and the International Rescue Committee. She is a qualified solicitor in England and Wales and holds an LLM in International Human Rights Law.