Natalie Harder is a freshman at American University. She is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science as well as a Certificate in Advanced Leadership Studies and a Community-Based Research Certificate. She is also a Community-Based Research Scholar at AU. On campus, she is the Co Voter Contact Coordinator for American University Students for Elizabeth Warren. She is also a videographer for the student media publication AWOL, specializing in short documentaries, and a freshman fellow for AU College Democrats.
Natalie was also selected to be a member of the Community-Based Research Scholars and School of Public Affairs Leadership programs at American University. Through Community-Based Research Scholars, Natalie works as an English tutor for recent immigrants at the Latin American Youth Center and as a volunteer for the DC Ethics Bowl. Through the SPA Leader Program, Natalie, along with five other students, is conducting a research project focusing on healthy relationships.
Before attending American University, Natalie took a gap year. During her gap year she served as the Assistant Field Director for Representative Joe Kennedy III from Massachusetts and as a Political Affairs, Training, and Operations intern for the Massachusetts Democratic Party.
Natalie hopes to continue to work towards a more equitable, progressive, and inclusive world through organizing and activism. Whether working for the government, non-profits, law, media organizations, or jobs she couldn’t even imagine, she welcomes any opportunity to do her part in making the world a better place.