Natalie manages TakeRoot Justice’s external communications, public relations, foundation portfolio, individual giving, and events work. Prior to joining TakeRoot, Natalie led and significantly expanded fundraising at the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women for over three years. Before that, she worked in grant writing, events, major giving, and communications at Action Against Hunger’s New York Headquarters. Natalie was elected the Voting Delegate of the TakeRoot Justice Unit to the NOLSW National Joint Council and is a Board Member of the Bushwick Housing Independence Project. She is a proud member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and the National Association of Nonprofit Organizations and Executives (NANOE). Her lifelong passion for social justice work has also led her to work for CBS News, the National Autistic Society, the Hunger Project, and the Press Secretary of the Mayor of Pittsburgh. She holds a B.A. in Communications with a Concentration in Political Rhetoric and a Certificate in Public Interest Writing from the University of Pittsburgh. A Baltimore native originally, Natalie lives in Queens with her husband, two kittens, and too many houseplants.