Development Operations & Stewardship Manager

Natalie Trevino

Natalie advances fundraising efforts and strategies for EdAllies and works to cultivate relationships with donors. She began her career as a high school Spanish teacher with Teach for America in 2010 and has worked in schools inside and outside of the classroom over the past 14 years. Natalie was most recently the Assistant Principal of Hiawatha Collegiate High School, where she led and supported efforts to ensure that students were on track to meet academic, attendance, and graduation goals. Outside of work, Natalie enjoys playing soccer, biking, reading, and spending time with her family. She holds a BA in English and Spanish from the University of Minnesota and an MEd from Christian Brothers University.

Why are you passionate about education?

I believe that education is key to creating a brighter and more just society. Critical thinking, effective communication, problem solving, and collaboration are just some of the skills that will allow for individuals and communities to address the complex challenges of an ever-changing world. Additionally, with education, student's have the ability to chart their own course, gaining the skills and knowledge necessary to pursue their dreams.

What do you hope to see change in education in your lifetime?

BB King said, "The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you," yet, too often, the education that a student receives in this country is dictated by factors such as race and zip code. While no one can take away what one has already learned, too many students are being denied the opportunity to learn by systemic barriers outside of their control. My hope for the future is that all students have access to a high-quality education that prepares them to achieve their goals and that they are part of a safe, supportive, and inclusive school community.