Natasha Morrison has spent a decade improving education through innovation and real-world readiness. In her current role as Director of Real World Learning with Da Vinci Schools, she bridges the gap between education and employment by developing partnerships and programming between Da Vinci Schools and industry. Natasha creates and manages partner relations, internship and work experience programs, curriculum collaboration, and real-world learning pathways. Through collaboration with over 100 companies, Natasha provides students and teachers with real world learning opportunities. Natasha joined the Da Vinci team as an Education Specialist in 2013, following many years working with students with special needs as a Teach for America corps member and lead teacher in urban schools in Watts and Mid-City Los Angeles. In these roles, she saw a pressing need to engage students through more practical, relevant education. Natasha is passionately devoted to creating happy, healthy, independent adults through ensuring that students are not only college-prepared, but also career-ready. Natasha earned her B.A. from University of Southern California, M.A.in Special Education from Loyola Marymount University, and Education Administration credential from CSU Long Beach. In her spare time, you can find her traveling the world, practicing yoga, and hiking/surfing/bike riding around Venice.