Natasha brings online content to life and engages our members in the Vibrant Communities learning centre for poverty reduction, as the Coordinator of Administration and Communications. Natasha's involvement with Tamarack began in 2013 through the Communities First: Impacts of Community Engagement (CFICE) project, where she worked as a Research Assistant in the Poverty Reduction Hub, studying effective ways that community-campus engagement can result in real benefits for the community.
Natasha holds a Bachelor of Social Work and Master of Social Work through Carleton University. Her background, education and experience is in social work, with community capacity building and community engagement lying at an intersection of the structural perspective and strengths-based practice. Natasha's previous role as a Project Coordinator with Beijing and Shanghai Roots & Shoots introduced her to coordinating place-based community strategies, responding to the unique needs of different groups, and taught her about the impact of collective efforts.
Natasha is based in Ottawa, Ontario, and spends her free time rock climbing, practicing yoga, running, and on long slow walks with her cocker spaniel, Toby Keith.