Natalia Vasquez

Natalia Vasquez

Program Manager

I design and scale experiences around interdisciplinary action for social and environmental change: I imagine, build, and lead programs on topics from climate change to social entrepreneurship, lead org-wide user research, cook up strategy, facilitate design sprints for corporate partners and for internal staff inquiry, and create video and visual content.  

Previously, I've worked on entrepreneurial projects focused on using technology and design for climate, population, and the empowerment of women and girls. This has included IDEO's partner studio in Peru (La Victoria Lab), Dimagi's public health software, Kopernik's last-mile distribution, the Population Media Center's entertainment for change, and the US Department of Energy's clean cities initiative. 

While trying to understand how the world ticks, I got a BA in International Relations and Entrepreneurship from Tufts University, with extensive multimedia design coursework at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts.

  • My most useless skill is: Opening a coconut with a machete.
  • The best advice I ever got was: Don't wait.
  • The part of my job that keeps me heading to work each day is: Knowing that I'm helping to generate better solutions to the global problems we can't ignore.

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