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Natasha Wright, MA, MPH

Natasha is a member of the inaugural class of Kruse Scholars at the University of Minnesota where she graduated in 2013 with a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree specializing in policy and administration. Natasha also holds a Master’s in Business Management from Wake Forest University (2011) and a Bachelor of Arts from Denison University (2010). Upon completing her MPH degree, Natasha was awarded the Presidential Management Fellowship (PMF) and accepted a position at the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health. There, she helped advance cancer research by creating an open source repository and guide for program developers to freely exchange scientific information and software. Natasha currently serves as a Legislative Analyst at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services where she advises on policy matters impacting the Administration for Children and Families and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Throughout her education and career, Natasha has demonstrated a commitment to servant leadership and collaboration. She was awarded the Community Health Initiatives Scholarship (2011), the President’s Student Leadership and Service Award (2012), and the Outstanding Community Service Award in (2013). She continues to volunteer as Chair of the PMF Community Service Subcommittee and has recently completed service projects with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., the Gates Millennium Scholarship Foundation, Meals on Wheels, and Streetwise Partners. Natasha is also a member of the Communities of Excellence 2026 Learning Collaborative Advisory Committee.