Natalie Harder

60 Pontiac Road, Newton, MA, 02468    She/Her/Hers    (617) 775-7030



American University, School of Public Affairs (SPA), Washington, D.C.                                                    May 2023

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Advanced Leadership Studies, Certificate in Community-Based Research Honors: GPA 4.0, Dean’s List (3/3 semester), SPA Leadership Program, Community-Based Research Scholars, Early Identification Program, Eagle Endowment MLK Grant Recipient


Newton South High School, Newton, MA                                                                                                   June 2018

Honors: GPA: 3.8/4, Recipient of Kinglsey Award for Outstanding Leadership



Fellow, YES on 2- Ranked Choice Voting, Newton, MA                                        September 2020- November 2020

       Created promotional and informational videos for the Yes on 2 campaign and Students for Yes on 2 social media

       Called, texted voters for get out the vote efforts and about Ranked Choice Voting and the Question 2 initiative

       Facilitated Instagram takeovers for local candidates (Jesse Mermell, Joe Kennedy) for the YES on 2 team

Field & Digital Intern, Kennedy for Massachusetts Campaign, Newton, MA                            June 2020- Sept 2020

       Contacted voters about and persuade them towards the candidate, voter registration, & voting

       Recruited supporters of the candidate to volunteer for the campaign

       Ran regional Neighbor to Neighbor relational outreach program

       Created graphics and text content for grassroots usage on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Snapchat

Intern, Anti-Defamation League, Boston, MA                                                                           June 2020-August 2020

       Curated the New England office’s weekly Anti-Racist Resources/Action newsletter

       Managed and created content for the New England office’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and WordPress website

       Researched advocacy, legislative, and policy priorities in the New England region

Member, SPA Leadership Program, Washington, D.C.                                                              August 2019- present

       Selected for academic program to develop leadership skills

       Implemented a research and social action project pertaining to gender and sexuality, specifically healthy relationships, and education equity for immigrant students

Member, Community-Based Research Scholars, Washington, D.C.                                            August 2019- present

       Selected to participate in a living learning scholars’ community on campus

       Fostered relationships with non-profits in the DC community such as Ethics Bowl, LAYC, DC Scores

       Developed a research project pertaining to specific DC non-profits

       Developed, conducted, and analyzed overachieverism on AU’s campus

Intern, Massachusetts Democratic Party, Boston, MA                                                           May 2019- August 2019

       Designed Mass Dems Twitter, Facebook, and email graphics

       Managed Mass Dems State Convention Caucus data

       Processed phone and email inquiries for the office

       Coordinated protests, rallies, canvases, phone banks, voter registration and other events within MA politics  

Asst. Field Director, Office of Representative Joe Kennedy III, Newton, MA             September 2018- January 2019 •

       Liaison for the Campaign Office between the Congressional Office, constituents, and other campaigns

       Organized canvasses, phone banks, and promotional events

       Coordinated volunteer, voter, and constituent participation for the campaign

Barista and Server, Cafe Landwer, Boston, MA                                                                     October 2018-July 2019

       Welcomed and createde an optimal experience for our guests

       Trained new server and barista staff members

       Maintained a coffee bar and coordinate up to 20 tables at a popular and frequented cafe

Writing Fellow, Jewish Women’s Archive, Brookline, MA                                                     August 2017-June 2018

       Published monthly articles about feminism, activism, and Judaism

       Revised multiple peer’s monthly blog posts



Tutor, Jewish Family Services of Metrowest, Framingham, MA                                                  January 2020-present

       Meet twice weekly with a student who is a refugee at a local elementary schoo

       Read books with student and engage student in art activities and games to immerse student in content

Communications Coordinator, AU SPA Leadership Program, Washington D.C.                        April 2020- present

       Manage SPA Leadership’s official Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Blog

       Publicize events and news in biweekly newsletter in coordination with other Steering Committee members

       Design graphics for program’s social media, newsletters, events, and merchandise

Member, AUSG Commission on Handling and Preventing Sexual Assault, Washington, DC     July 2020-Nov 2020

       Meet twice weekly with a student who is a refugee at a local elementary schoo

       Read books with student and engage student in art activities and games to immerse student in content

Teaching Assistant, Comparative Politics, Washington, D.C.                                                   March 2020-Dec 2020

       Managed in-class proceedings over Zoom with 140 students

       Reviewed, graded, and organized student work re: to political science, comparative politics, and democracy

       Collaborated with professor (Dean of AU School of Public Affairs, Saul Newman), 4 TAs, and 140 students

Director of Activism, AU College Democrats, Washington D.C.                                                April 2020- June 2020

       Coordinated programming with activists/activism organizations on campus and in D.C.

       Organized passionate activists on AU’s campus to create meaningful change on campus

Volunteer, DC Area Ethics Bowl, Washington DC                                                                       October 2019- present

       Advanced DC public school student’s skills in ethical conversations through Ethics Bowl competitions

       Assisted teams and coaches in their preparation for competition 

       Moderated matches for the DC Area Ethics Bowl competitions

Voter Contact Coordinator, AU Students for Warren, Washington DC                             September 2019- March 2020

       Facilitated phone banks, canvases, and other events 

       Connected with Warren’s Iowa, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and South Carolina campaigns

Videographer, AWOL Student Media, Washington DC                                                            September 2019- present

       Film AU students and student activism on campus and in DC

       Create short social documentaries for the AWOL website



Computer: Microsoft & Google Suites; MailChimp; WordPress; Twitter, Facebook, Instagram; Zoom; Stata

Campaign: VAN, HubDialer, ThruTalk, Spoke

Digital: Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, Photoshop

Language: Spanish (intermediate verbal, reading, and writing), Hebrew (beginner), ASL (beginner)