Natasha Lerner '13

LernerAt Washington and Lee, Natasha received a BA in Global Politics with a double minor in Women's and Gender Studies and Poverty and Human Capability Studies in 2013. While at W&L, she studied abroad twice: a term in Switzerland studying international relations and a spring term in Accra, Ghana studying African politics. During college, she interned at Women's World Summit Foundation, Housing Works (as part of the Shepherd Poverty Alliance Program), and She also spent a summer in Lexington working as Professor Dickovick's research assistant.

After graduation, Natasha earned a Master of Public Administration (MPA) from New York University - Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service (2015), where she specialized in public and nonprofit management and policy and international health. While in her master's program, Natasha interned at the Center for Reproductive Rights, the Council on Foreign Relations, the United Nations Development Programme (Gender Team), and PCI Media Impact.

Upon her master's graduation, Natasha worked for two years at EngenderHealth, an international NGO working in sexual and reproductive health and rights, as the Program Associate for Research and Learning. Beginning in fall 2017, Natasha is moving to Boston to pursue a Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) at Boston University School of Public Health. Having worked domestically and internationally in a variety of nonprofits and similar organizations and in a range of departments, Natasha is happy to talk about the non-profit sector broadly or her specific interests of sexual and reproductive health and rights, gender-based violence, and gender.