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Natalie Tamburello

Manager, Young Adult Initiatives

Natalie Tamburello is the Manager of Young Adult Initiatives at NCLD.  Natalie manages the team’s efforts to develop and implement programs that prepare young adults for the transition from high school to college and/or career. Her key projects include the Anne and Allegra Ford Scholarship program, the Young Adult Leadership Council, and strategic planning for the department.

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), now merged with Children’s Health Council (CHC). After leaving SAFE she developed an empowerment program for incarcerated adults with learning and attention issues.

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.

During her short time at NCLD, Natalie has provided leadership on many of NCLD’s projects and programs, including NCLD’s Awards program, the Professional Advisory Board, and strategic planning and growth.

 

 

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