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Natalia Mazotte

Journalism Program Lead Insper


Natalia Mazotte is a Brazilian data journalist, consultant and social entrepreneur passionate about data, civic technologies and media innovation. She leads the Journalism Program team at Insper University and works as a senior consultant for digital strategy at Transparency International Brazil. In 2019 she received the prestigious JSK fellowship from Stanford University and spent a year studying leadership, product management and the ethics of AI. As former Executive Director at Open Knowledge Brazil, she led award-winning civic tech projects, advocacy campaigns for government openness and data literacy initiatives. Prior to that, Natalia has co-founded the news startup Gênero e Número, the Brazilian chapter of School of Data and the data-driven news agency J++ São Paulo. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law and a master's degree in Communication from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Natalia also works as an instructor and lecturer in topics related to open government, data journalism and women leadership and sits on the board of several NGOs in Brazil, including the Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism. In her leisure time she is an inveterate yogui and board gamer.