Based in Chicago, Natalie provides mentoring and strategic guidance to REDF Social Innovation Fund portfolio organizations in Chicago, Indianapolis, and Boston. As an associate board member of New Moms, a REDF a social enterprise that supports formerly homeless young mothers, Natalie brings firsthand experience to her position, having witnessed how employment has the power to transform lives, especially for those who face barriers, like criminal backgrounds, transient living situations, and young motherhood. As a single mom and underrepresented minority with the privilege of a supportive community and access to ample education and career opportunities, Natalie is personally invested and heavily committed to using her business skills to close the gaps in career pathways. A graduate of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Natalie also holds a MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. In her spare moments Natalie plays a mean game of competitive volleyball, likes to travel, paint, and spend time with her daughter Gabrielle.