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Title/Position

Police Accountability Organizer

Natacia has been a Volunteer Core Organizer with Stop Police Terror Project-DC since 2016 and works under the role as Chief Operating Officer in the Executive Committee and serves as a member of the DC Movement for Black Lives. She received her B.S. from Emerson College in Boston, and her M.A from American University – both in English Literature with a focus on African American Literature. She also received a Minor in both Journalism and Film while studying at Emerson. In between her stints in college, she joined AmeriCorps and was stationed in New Mexico for two years. This is where her love for public service and justice on the community level first began to grow.

Upon her involvement with the DC Movement for Black Lives, she became dedicated to educating herself and others on issues surrounding police brutality in Washington, D.C. and building citywide bridges with the local networks that are tapped into this critical work. While she is not a native Washingtonian – and in fact grew up on the other side of the country, in San Diego, Calif. – she feels deep ties to the communities of this city.

During her downtime, she enjoys taking herself to the movies on Sunday afternoons and taking long walks with her puggle Lee. Fall is her favorite season and she’s not afraid to let everyone know it.

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