Natalia is a Doctoral candidate in Learning Sciences at the School of Education and Social Policy, a Segal Design Cluster Fellow and member of the interdisciplinary design studio Delta Lab. Natalia's work focuses on the role of technology in civic learning. She studies how teachers design for civic and political experiences with technology and how students navigate and adapt technological civic learning infrastructures in service of their goals and interests. Natalia herself is a designer, educator and activist. Before Northwestern, Natalia worked at the University Community Collaborative at Temple University, where she developed a youth-led news show called POPPYN, showcasing perspectives and positive contributions of Philadelphia youth. In Chicago, she has contributed to the design and development of a youth civic media network NUF-Said.org, and collaborated with Convergence Academies (a school model that integrates creative media production across the curriculum) and Mikva Challenge (a national youth civic engagement organization) on documentation, research and evaluation.
BA American Culture + Media Arts, Temple University, Philidelphia, PA