Meet Our Team

Public Wise brings together an experienced group of individuals from the public sector, research and organizing.

Maria Javier

Leadership Team

Chief Information Officer

A photo of Maria Javier, Chief of Staff, Public Wise

Maria Javier initially joined Public Wise in May 2020 to lead in-house communications and support organizing partners as a digital advisor. As Chief Information Officer, Maria is responsible for digital tools, website builds, data and analysis across Public Wise platforms. She works closely with the leadership team to ensure departments and initiatives have the digital infrastructure needed to meet their goals. 

Maria also leads the tech build for Public Wise’s campaign, the Insurrection Index, the largest and most comprehensive database of participants of the January 6 insurrection at the United States Capitol. 

With over 13 years of experience at the national and local level, Maria is a leading digital and communication strategist. She builds on her experience in digital organizing and campaigns as New York State Digital Director for Hillary for America (Secretary Hillary Clinton’s 2016 Presidential campaign), Digital Director for the City University of New York, Digital Strategist for then-Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, and Communications Director for strategic immigrant rights campaigns at Define American.

In 2018, she was honored as one of City & State’s 40 Under 40 Rising Stars. Additionally, 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. She is also on the board of the New American Leaders Action Fund.