Natasha was born in Minnesota, but is an Iowan by choice. Natasha and her son made Des Moines their home in 2007.
Her background includes over 8 years of experience working for state, local and national candidates, issue campaigns and unions. In addition to her career in public service and politics, Natasha obtained her Juris Doctor from Drake Law School with certificates in legislative practice and public service and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science with a concentration in political processes and a minor in sociology from the University of Iowa.
“There are very few things that are more rewarding than contributing to the advancement of our community.” -Natasha
Currently, Natasha serves on two boards for the City of Des Moines: the Neighborhood Revitalization Board and the Housing Services Board. She has been a Neighborhood Revitalization board member since 2012. In 2013, she was appointed to the Housing Services Board and is currently the chair pro tem. In March, she was elected to serve on the board of directors of the Multicultural Educational Programs, Inc. (MEP). MEP is committed to empowering underrepresented groups by providing educational opportunities. Natasha is a volunteer for Care for Camps, an organization that delivers food, clothing and other necessities to the homeless. Additionally, Natasha sat on the board of directors for The Homestead, a nonprofit dedicated to assisting adults and children with autism, from 2008 to 2011.
“A strong educational system requires that everyone be welcome at the table.” - Natasha
As board member, Natasha pledges to approach every subject matter with care. In fulfilling this promise, she will welcome each parent’s thoughts, value the experience of educators, and take into consideration the knowledge of District employees and the interests of our community at-large.