Senior Policy Analyst, The Education Trust—West
In 2014, Natalie joined The Education Trust—West, a policy, research, and advocacy organization dedicated to education equity for students of color and low-income students. She supports the organization’s policy research, analysis, and position development, primarily in the areas of K-12 equitable funding and accountability. Natalie’s work is grounded in understanding the experiences of those stakeholders most impacted by education policy decisions: parent, student, and community advocates. Prior to her current position, Natalie was an Education Pioneers Graduate Fellow with Ed Trust—West. Before her work in education policy, Natalie practiced law, gaining experience in various civil rights issue areas, including LGBTQ equal rights, fair housing, and immigration. While in law school, Natalie worked as a student attorney in Howard University’s Civil Rights Clinic, representing clients in employment, housing, and education discrimination cases. A proud product of two of California’s higher education systems, Natalie earned an A.A. from San Diego Mesa College and a B.A. from the University of California, San Diego. Natalie earned her J.D. from Howard University, School of Law.