Lisa is the Communications Officer. She is responsible for developing outreach strategies and materials to raise awareness of sex trafficking and the National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) among Latino populations in the U.S. and supporting Polaris’s partner in Mexico, Consejo Ciudadano, with hotline promotion and public education of human trafficking in Mexico. In addition, she supports efforts to raise the profile of Polaris and the NHTRC hotline across North America.
Lisa comes to Polaris with a background in international development, nonprofit communications, and Spanish-English translation. Before joining Polaris, Lisa served as Director of Communications at The Resource Foundation, a New York City-based organization that advises and assists corporate, foundation, and individual donors with their philanthropic activities in Latin America and the Caribbean. Fluent in Spanish, Lisa has a master’s degree in International Development and NGO Management from the Universidad de Granada in Spain, where she worked and studied for six years. She has a B.S. in communication with majors in journalism and Spanish from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.