Grassroots Leadership is proud to welcome Natalia Thompson as our new Development Coordinator.
Natalia has been organizing and fundraising for migrant, economic, and racial justice for over a decade. Born and raised in Wisconsin, Natalia holds a B.A. in Ethnicity, Race, and Migration and in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from Yale, where she organized with MEChA de Yale.
Natalia recently moved to Austin after five years collaborating with feminist movements in Latin America as a translator, multimedia storyteller, and grassroots fundraiser. Most recently, Natalia worked with Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, Inc. in Mexico City, supporting cross-border migrant justice organizing.
"On my first day of work, I joined Grassroots Leadership supporters outside the T. Don Hutto detention center, demanding the immediate release of Laura Monterrosa, a survivor of sexual violence in ICE custody," Natalia said. "Laura's story speaks to the urgency of Grassroots Leadership's critical organizing to end for-profit incarceration and detention. I'm honored to work alongside supporters of Grassroots Leadership to resource and sustain this work."