Natalie Friend
Natalie FriendEducation Outreach Coordinator VISTA

Natalie Friend, a former IRC intern, is a Class of 2019 graduate of the University of Arkansas, where she triple-majored in International Studies, French, and Political Science. While at the university, she was heavily involved in K-12 and college student mentorship initiatives, which especially includes her work with the international student population and outreach programs like the International Culture Team or National Residence Hall Honorary. Prior to her spring internship with the IRC as the Global Education Intern, Natalie had previously interned in Washington D.C. for the Association of Diplomatic Studies & Training, an oral histories nonprofit that works directly with former State Department employees. A native of the Kansas City area, she is looking forward to using her AmeriCorps year to continue helping the IRC grow global literacy in the town she loves.