Mariella Debono graduated with a BA (Hons) and a Masters Degree in Sociology, from the University of Malta, specialising in the area of ‘multiculturalism’. She also holds a P.G.C.E. in Social Studies from the same University.
Currently, she is a lecturer at a State post-secondary Institution, and is also involved in module development, supervising dissertations, reviewing dissertation proposals and sitting on dissertation committees and Matsec Boards at the University of Malta, the Malta Leadership Institute and the
Institute for Education.
She is also a freelance sociologist, engaged mainly in research. Mariella was one of the founders of the Malta Sociological Association in 2016, of which she is currently vice-chairperson.
She is involved in various projects that are directly related to multiculturalism, such as the ‘Europe begins in Lampedusa’ project organized by MIUR in Rome and Lampedusa, and the First Annual Symposium organized by the IfE on ‘Internationalisation and Multiculturalism in Maltese Education and Society’.
She is actively engaged in LGBTQ+ rights movements, such as Drachma and ARC, and is also interested in sports, nature, art, literature, music and cinema.