Lina has joined CEPS, Rights and Security Programme in 2015 as a researcher. In 2018 she was promoted to a Research Fellow. Her research focuses on the EU migration and asylum policies, border controls, criminalisation of civil society, migrant smuggling and other organised crime issues, protection of minorities in the EU with particular focus on Roma inclusion and anti-Gypsyism, and broader Rule of Law and Fundamental Rights challenges. Previously, Lina conducted various studies at Vilnius-based research institute Visionary Analytics.
Lina has been focusing on the migration policies and related human rights issues 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 has also been selected among 100 most influential women in Lithuania.