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Natalie Tamburello

Program Associate, Learning Resources & Research

Natalie Tamburello is the Program Associate for learning resources & research at NCLD.  She works on a number key projects including awards and scholarships, the Professional Advisory Board, and program planning for young adult initiatives.

Prior to joining the NCLD team, Natalie served as the program director for Student Advisors for Education (SAFE), the student branch of the Parents Education Network (PEN). After leaving SAFE she developed an empowerment program for incarcerated adults with learning disabilities.

Natalie received her BA in Psychology at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington. During her time at Whitman, she worked at both the Center for Interdisciplinary Brain Sciences Research at Stanford and BrainLENS at the University of California – San Francisco, doing research on dyslexia and related issues such as motivation, mindset, grit and stereotype threat.  She then completed a M.Phil in Education at the University of Cambridge in England, focusing on leadership within the LD/ADHD community and the emerging learning rights movement.

Her many volunteer activities focus on non-profit organizations serving students underrepresented in our education system including PEN, Eye to Eye, Reimagine Learning and New Profit, and Headstrong Nation.

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Anne Ford & Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship Applications Now Open

The Anne Ford Scholarship and the Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship applications are now officially open. High school students who are part of the class of 2018 and have an identified learning disability and/or ADHD are welcome to apply. The application will be open until November 6, 2017. The Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship is a $2,500 one-time … Continue reading Anne Ford & Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship Applications Now Open

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