Matisse Bustos Hawkes

Senior Communications Manager

Matisse joined WITNESS in 2003 and provides creative and strategic leadership on digital communications for the organization. Prior to WITNESS she spent two years at Aperture, the fine photography foundation, as the publicist. She later worked at PixelPress, a multimedia company for social change where she helped produce projects such as "The End of Polio," with UNICEF and WHO which featured the work of world-renowned photojournalist Sebastiao Salgado. Matisse was named one of Foreign Policy's 2012 Womeratti, 100 women to follow on Twitter.
Matisse holds a BA in History and Latin American Studies from New York University. She speaks English, Spanish and basic Portuguese.

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