Maria Cruz Lee

Digital Communications Director

Maria Cruz Lee joined Public Wise in May 2020 to lead in-house communications and support organizing partners as a digital advisor. She builds on her experience in digital organizing and campaigns as New York State Digital Director for Hillary for America, Digital Director for the City University of New York, digital at the NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs under the Bloomberg Administration and Communications for immigrant rights campaigns at Define American. In 2018, she was honored as one of City & State’s 40 Under 40 Rising Stars

Maria was one of the 45 participants who contributed to “Recoding the Boys’ Club: The Experiences & Future of Women in Political Technology,” a research project conducted by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill after the 2016 Election.

Maria is a proud graduate of New York City public schools. She holds a BA in Media from Hunter College (‘10) and an Executive Master in Public Administration (‘20) from the Marxe School of Public and International Affairs at Baruch College.