She is a renowned expert on governance and rule of law, business, human rights and sustainability, diversity and social inclusion, conflict management, and transformation, and multi-stakeholder engagement. She has over 25 years of experience managing complex projects and teams working across the Americas and also in Africa, Asia, and Europe in the context of foreign assistance and international development initiatives. Her leadership extends to the public, non-profit and private sectors leading initiatives where she has demonstrated the ability to manage multi-stakeholders, understand complex issues, and lead the implementation of global, regional, and local initiatives and solutions with academic institutions, governments, civil society organizations, networks, and local communities, the private sector and international organizations. Her work in frontier, emerging, and developing economies and conflict-affected countries combined with designing and facilitating capacity development and adult education and training initiatives with a cultural savvy, multi-disciplinary, multi-stakeholder, human-centered, and systemic reform approach are central and unique to her teaching philosophy, research, and scholarship.
She currently serves on the Board of the American Bar Association Center for Human Rights is a Member of the Board of Governors of the Washington Foreign Law Society and is active on several charities and multi-stakeholder platforms. She is a regular contributor at numerous conferences and panels in the United States and abroad and has lectured at the George Mason University Center for Business Civic Engagement and the Schar School of Policy and Government, the National Defense University’s William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense, the Inter-American Defense College, the University of Defense of Argentina, the Matías Delgado Business School in El Salvador and several other institutions. She served on the International Steering Committee Board of the Voluntary Principles for Business and Human Rights and the United Nations Global Compact Business for the Rule of Law Initiative. She is the author of several publications in English and Spanish including “Promoting the Rule of Law: A Practitioner’s Guide to Key Issues and Developments,” and “The Business, Human Rights and Sustainability Sourcebook,” both published by the American Bar Association. She is fully bilingual in English and Spanish and also speaks French and Portuguese.
She holds an L.L.B. from the Universidad Nacional del Nordeste in her native Argentina, an LL.M. in Law in Developing Societies from the University of Warwick Law School in the United Kingdom, and an LL.M. General Studies from the Georgetown Law Center.