Natalie Allen has been closely tied to education for 10 years. While working as a journalist, she covered education in Richmond, Virginia and the surrounding areas. She then went on to work in Henrico County Public Schools before moving to Baltimore to work in the Communications and Community Outreach Department for Baltimore County Public Schools, the 25th largest school system in the country. There, she helped promote the school system by using a grassroots, community-focused approach. Her team leveraged social media campaigns, advisory groups, and business partnerships to foster transparency and stakeholder buy-in. This strategy landed Baltimore County on the national and international stage, with the school system's superintendent winning the Leadership Through Communication Award.
Natalie's two greatest passions in her work are equitable education and the storytelling needed to make it happen. She presented at the National School Public Relations Conference as well as the Summit for Courageous Conversations around equity in school communication and outreach.
Natalie holds a bachelor's degree in Mass Communication from Virginia Commonwealth University and a master's certificate in Leadership and Equity in Education from McDaniel College.