Nathalie Q. Warren, Graduate Research Associate
Nathalie Q. Warren is a graduate research assistant for Dr. Edward Fletcher’s “IT College and CAREERS Readiness Project.” Nathalie has extensive experience in building capacity in communities of need. While earning her B.A. degree in International Relations and Psychology from Syracuse University, she founded and managed a cross-cultural program in which a team of teenagers from the surrounding neighborhoods taught police officers Spanish and fostered positive relationships. For her work, she received the Syracuse University Chancellor’s Award for Public Service and the Syracuse Community Wide Dialogue to End Racism Racial Justice Award. Upon graduation, she pursued a career in community education and program management. She served as a Health Educator with Catholic Charities and as a Site Director for Say Yes to Education in the Syracuse City School District, where she worked within elementary schools initiating and implementing new ideas for enrichment programming. Later, she also served as Program Director with the Children’s Aid Society to implement systems and processes to run one of the largest after-school programs in New York City more effectively. In addition, she served as a mentor to urban youth and expanded this experience formally as a College Prep Facilitator with Sponsors for Educational Opportunity to counsel scholars on their journey toward college education. After years in this career path, Nathalie found out that the combination of technical and soft skills, along with the proper support, is what puts youth on the road to lifelong learning and gives them the capability to adapt to change. She sought ways to learn about how to educate the community on the evolving needs of the current labor market and bring new ideas and resources about post-secondary opportunities and employability to school. This interest led her to current role as a graduate student in the Career and Technical Education program.