Natalie Delgado identifies as an outdoor enthusiast, scholar, and artist. In 2017, she graduated from Syracuse University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Educational Studies and a minor in Latin-American Studies. Throughout the last three years, Natalie has worked in LAUSD public schools where she developed students’ socio-emotional skills and worked with parents to help them understand the impact of mental health. Before Climate Resolve, she worked as an Outreach Program Associate at Haven Hills where she aided survivors of domestic violence in finding access to community resources and developed partnerships with local organizations. Natalie continues to focus on creating a more equitable and empathetic world through the work she does.
Nature has always played a huge part of her life. Her parents’ upbringing in Mexico meant that she grew up with a garden that constantly bore some form of fruit or vegetable. She had always loved the outdoors and wanted to inspire everyone to appreciate what nature has to offer. In the last two years, she decided to follow this interest more intensively. She joined the non-profit, Grow Monrovia. Here, she worked on developing a native tree nursery and planting native plants in public walkways.
Natalie is excited to serve as the Community Resilience Fellow at Climate Resolve on behalf of Climate Corps AmeriCorps. She hopes to mitigate the effects of climate change on underrepresented communities and to empower these communities with the tools to fight for environmental justice.