Communications & Outreach Lead
Matisse Bustos-Hawkes is a strategic communications professional and founder of Otro Lado Communications with 20 years in the non-profit and social change sectors. She spent over a decade at WITNESS, the global organization founded by musician and activist Peter Gabriel that makes it possible for anyone to harness the power of video and technology, safely and effectively for human rights. She has amplified human rights campaigns with partners from Burma to Brazil, Congo to Cambodia, and beyond. Employing a holistic approach to communications, Matisse is experienced in organization-wide strategic planning, earned media, social media, event management, and team development. She has placed stories in outlets from Al Jazeera, The Guardian, PBS NewsHour, The New York Times, Vice, and Wired. Matisse is committed to building strategic partnerships and empowering diverse teams whose purpose is making the world a more just and equitable place to live.