María Baron is an Argentine journalist and Global Executive Director of Directorio Legislativo, an organization that promotes democratic consolidation and access to information throughout Latin America. She is the co-founder of the Latin American Network for Legislative Transparency, a group of activists across 14 countries. For her efforts in advocating for accountability and ethics in government, she received NDI’s Democracy Award for Civic Innovation. María is a Fulbright-APSA Congressional Fellow and a Reagan-Fascell Fellow. She is a member of the civil society steering committee of the Open Government Partnership and sits on the board of CEDA Washington. María is an avid soccer player and a mother of three.