It felt like fate was conspiring in her favor the day Natalee spotted our CEO, Andrew Yang in Dig Inn. She had submitted her application to join the Programs Team, and while eagerly awaiting a response, fueled her VFA obsession with articles and YouTube videos of Andrew’s presentations. She didn’t think twice about introducing herself to him. As the saying goes, the rest is history!
Prior to VFA, Natalee developed strategies for advertising campaigns at Initiative Media. She spent close to six years fascinated with always having something new to learn in the ever-changing industry, but later found that what she loved even more than putting together a killer strategy, was mentoring and training her team. She saw VFA as an opportunity to empower recent college grads to not only access their dreams by creating businesses they loved, but also to be positive forces in the revitalization of communities across the U.S. Outside of VFA, Natalee is a wellness coach, speaks on women’s empowerment, and hangs out with her husband who rolls down the window so she can yell, “Hello New York!” when they’re driving across bridges.
Natalee hails from Jamaica and graduated Summa Cum Laude from CUNY – The City College of New York with a BA in PR and Advertising.