Sandra Pernar is Senior Advisor in the Croatian Government Office for Cooperation with NGOs (GOfCNGOs), where her main responsibilities include expert work on development and implementation of strategic documents within the competence of the Office, in particular, the Action Plan for the Implementation of Open Government Partnership Initiative in the Republic of Croatia and the National Strategy for Creating and Enabling Environment for Civil Society Development. Also, on international level, she is a member of the Board of Directors of the Open Government Partnership Secretariat and OGP Point of Contact for Croatia. She graduated from the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Political Science and is working on her Master of European Studies. Before her current position in the GOfCNGOs she has worked for several years in civil society organization GONG, where she worked on various programs and projects mainly regarding the good governance and civic participation issues, and was the Executive Director for two years.