Natasha has lived in Seattle all of her life, and is currently a senior at the University of Washington. She is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Disability Studies as well as Early Childhood and Family Studies.
Natasha has worked with children with autism and other developmental disabilities in a variety of settings since 2016. As a student in high school, Natasha found her passion for working with individuals with autism and began volunteering at STEPS, the Haring Center, and in special education classrooms and clubs at her school.
While attending the UW, Natasha has continued to gain both work and volunteer experience in inclusive educational, clinical, and other learning settings with educators, BCBAs, OTs, and SLPs. Natasha has also supported several faculty members and doctoral students at the UW in their research relating to special education, challenging behaviors, and applied behavior analysis.
Natasha is very passionate about inclusive education and working with individuals with autism and other disabilities, and she plans to continue her education as a graduate student. In her spare time, Natasha loves spending time with her friends and family, traveling, and seeking out new coffee shops around Seattle.