Since 2015 Lina has worked as a Researcher within the Rights and Security programme at CEPS.
Her research focuses on EU migration and asylum policies; border controls; the criminalisation of humanitarianism; migrant smuggling and other organised crime issues; the protection of minorities in the EU, with a focus on Roma inclusion and anti-Gypsyism; the role of civil society actors and broader rule of law and fundamental rights challenges. Previously, Lina carried out various studies at the Vilnius-based research institute Visionary Analytics.
Since 2008 she has conducted academic research and implemented evidence-based advocacy on behalf of various non-governmental organisations in Malta, Hungary, Belgium, the Netherlands and South Africa. In 2018 she was ranked among the 100 most influential women in Lithuania.
In 2011 Lina earned an MA in Human Rights from Legal Studies Department at Central European University.