Developing youth-centered public policy focused on social inclusion, health and rights, culture and employability so that young people are empowered to define their own goals and reach their full potential.
Natalia Herbst served as Director for Community Organizations at the National Youth Institute of Argentina between 2017 and 2019 where she worked on youth-centered public policy focusing on social inclusion, health, culture and employability. One program she led, #AcáEstamos, has reached more than 350,000 youth through partnerships with 1,800 grassroots organizations, strengthening supportive communities in the country’s most vulnerable areas. Over 1.5 million youth use Hablemos de Todo, a digital platform designed to encourage conversations and provide information on topics including sexual and reproductive health, substance abuse, and suicide prevention. Her work has focused on shifting paradigms around government engagement with youth through innovations in language, topics, and perspectives. Previously, Natalia worked as an international consultant at Making All Voices Count in the UK, which used digital technologies to spread innovative approaches to responsive government. Natalia also served as a senior advisor on diversity and inclusion policies at the Secretary of Citizen Development under the Deputy Chief of Government in Buenos Aires. Natalia received her bachelor’s degree in international relations from the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella in Argentina and her master’s degree in development studies from the University of Sussex. Natalia also participated in the Japanese International Cooperation Agency’s Young Leaders Knowledge Co-Creation Program in Tokyo and Gunma, and the Fulbright Young Leaders Program at the University of Massachusetts - Amherst.
Biography current as of 2019-2020 program year