Natassia was a doctoral student in the Sociology at Stanford University, where she was a recipient of the IES fellowship training grant and a participant in the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program. She received a B.A. in Social/Education Policy and Sociology from UNC-CH in 2011. Her research interests include racial and income inequality in higher education, the impact of those inequities on labor market outcomes, and the implications of those patterns for higher education policy. Immediately following graduate school, Natassia led national survey data collection and analysis for the Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.