Channing Mavrellis is a Transnational Crime Analyst at Global Financial Integrity, focusing on the intersection of illicit financial flows, transnational crime, and trade. She also oversees the GFTrade program, GFI’s trade misinvoicing risk assessment application.
Her March 2017 report, Transnational Crime and the Developing World, explores 11 different criminal markets: their value, dynamics, impacts on developing countries, and emerging trends. In 2018, she and Christine Clough co-authored the GFI report Illicit Financial Flows and the Illegal Trade in Great Apes, which examines the illicit finance and business behind the trafficking of great apes. She has an MA in International Affairs from American University’s School of International Service, where she pursued coursework on transnational organized crime and terrorism. Prior to joining GFI, Channing worked in banking, and has taught in South Korea and Morocco. Channing has a Graduate Certificate in French Translation from American University and received a BA from the University of Wisconsin. Channing is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS).