Mary Baker is a political activist, educator, and author of Citizen Ninja: Stand Up to Power . Mary is a Keynote speaker covering topics such as Sustainable Development, Civic Engagement, and American Governance. She has also been a guest on several radio programs, most notably conservative commentator and radio personalities Barbara Simpson, the “Babe in the Bunker”, John B. Wells, “Caravan to Midnight”, and the late Dr. Stan Montieth of Radio Liberty.
Mary has served on several non-profit executive leadership teams including San Diego/Orange County Chapter of Citizens’ Alliance for Property Rights, Citizens for Quality Education—San Diego, and California Federation of Republican Women. She also served on the City of Poway Budget Review Committee as well as the Poway Road Corridor Study Ad Hoc Committee. In 2017, the Republican Party of San Diego County presented Mary the Louisa Akins Woman of the Year award.
Following a successful activism workshop in 2014 called How to Become a Citizen Ninja™ when Mary taught over 1,000 citizens how to participate in the civic process effectively, she has recently teamed up with Patrick Wood, author and commentator for Technocracy News. Together they launched www.localactivist.org, a social media platform for activists and the new home for Citizen Ninja on-line activism training and networking.
Mary Baker has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Middlebury College where she graduated Cum Laude. She grew up in Europe and speaks English, French, and Spanish. In her spare time, she enjoys tutoring those languages to high school students. Mary has been married for 30 years and, with her husband Charles, raised two children. They reside in San Diego, California