As Head of Programmes and Partnerships at GPG, Maria is part of the strategic senior management team, leading on partnership development and the organisation’s work on human trafficking and modern slavery. Maria provides oversight to programmes across the organisation and manages project staff and GPG’s communications team.
Having joined GPG in 2015, she has led several projects including working with parliamentary caucuses in the Fijian parliament, supporting the Honduran Congress in its Post Legislative Scrutiny (PLS) of Human Trafficking Legislation, working with Tanzanian Members of Parliament and their constituency offices and managing GPG’s work with the National Committee to Counter Trafficking in the Ministry of Justice in Sudan.
Prior to joining GPG, Maria worked at the Brookings Institution and at Universitat Pompeu Fabra de Barcelona (UPF). She holds an M.A of International Politics and Human Rights from City University London and is fluent in Catalan, Spanish, English and German.