Hometown: Bronx, NY
Education: BA Sociology, Minor in Criminal Justice, Buffalo State University
Placement: Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School
Natalee grew up in the Riverdale section of the Bronx to a single mother who was born and raised in Jamaica. She is the youngest of three siblings and, at an early age, witnessed the economic struggle of growing up within the inner city. Though it wasn’t always easy, Natalee was taught that education would be the key to leading into a better life, and grew to be strong because of this. Through her experiences in college mentoring incoming freshmen and working with the Boys and Girls Club, she strongly believes that Blue Engine will help in her quest to improve the confidence of youth. Natalee recently graduated from Buffalo State University with a degree in sociology and a minor in criminal justice, and hopes to attend graduate school next fall for school counseling.