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Natalie Duarte

Natalie Duarte

Graduate Student

Georgetown University

Washington, DC, DC


Housing and Community Investment Department

Management Assistant - Compliance Division

Career medium 06

Office of the Mayor, City of Los Angeles

GRYD Technical Assistance Program Coordinator

• Manage GRYD’s technical assistance agenda and assist with coordination and development of the strategies implemented in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras
• Work closely with our federal and NGO partners to maintain contracts and scopes of work, and ensure contract compliance
• Arrange trips and manage budgets for GRYD staff, trainers, and visiting partners to ensure proper contextualization of GRYD’s model of practice
• Serve as the point person for all technical assistance requests, both domestically and internationally


Office of the Mayor, City of Los Angeles

Assistant to the Deputy Mayor - Gang Reduction and Youth Development (GRYD)

• Conduct relevant research for GRYD’s comprehensive violence reduction strategy and provide recommendations and policy briefs for current and future approaches
• Act as a liaison between GRYD staff, community partners, governmental entities, and other collaborators to coordinate strategic meetings and trainings
• Perform policy and best practices research for the Deputy Mayor to strengthen and develop the GRYD’s initiatives
• Monitor the Deputy Mayor’s incoming correspondence and act on his behalf when necessary while providing administrative assistance and supervision of interns
• Create and maintain public relation materials on behalf of the Mayor’s Office
• Assist with the federal grant writing process through writing, editing, and organizing grant application materials
• Collaborate with other Mayor’s Office teams to guide and advance the institutionalization strategy for the GRYD Office

Career medium 06
Career medium 03

Organizing for America

Field Organizer

• Develop a data-driven strategy to recruit and organize community volunteers to carry out a regional voter turn-out program
• Identify and cultivate 12 volunteer team leaders to manage fully operating satellite locations in three communities
• Manage and train over 50 volunteers to organize their communities into teams that register, persuade, and motivate voters according to national and state campaign strategy
• Create and foster partnerships with diverse small businesses
• Assist in managing President, First Lady, Vice President, and surrogate events, as well as manage staffed volunteers during events


Office of the Mayor, City of Los Angeles

Student Professional Worker - Gang Reduction and Youth Development (GRYD)

● Assisted office staff members with the oversight of contracted prevention agencies
● Performed assigned duties from Program Managers and the Associate Director
● Provided administrative assistance to GRYD staff members

Career medium 02
Career medium 03

California State Assembly - 43rd District


● Acted as a direct liaison on behalf of the office by providing targeted assistance and resources to district constituents and by attending community events
● Compiled a comprehensive district resource booklet for the district constituents
● Helped develop and coordinate community events throughout the district


Fenigstein & Kaufman

File Clerk

University of California, Los Angeles

BA, Economics, Urban and Regional Studies

Universidad de las Américas, A.C.

Mexican Studies

South High School

Georgetown University

Master's Degree, Public Policy