Natasha is a smiling in front of a plain white background. She is a brown Asian woman with black hair and brown eyes. She is wearing brown rectangular glasses, a black top, and colorful, dangling earrings.

Natasha Bhamla

Development Coordinator

As Development Coordinator for Disability Lead, Natasha focuses on developing individual and collective giving strategies and fostering a dedicated donor base. By supporting marketing campaigns and special events, she seeks to maximize prospect and donor engagement.

Natasha brings a breadth of experience in arts administration, student affairs, and event management. She has spent eight years of their career in higher education, working on mentorship programs, events, and initiatives that focus on giving historically marginalized students a sense of belonging, leadership, and civic engagement. Prior to this, they served as the Producer for the 2014 Chicago Improv Festival, the centerpiece event as part of the nonprofit organization, Chicago Improv Productions.

As a woman of color and first-generation Asian American, Natasha believes that her role in the social change ecosystem (Iyer, 2020) is Storyteller; she shares community narratives and experiences to create more just, inclusive environments.

Natasha earned a B.F.A in Photography from Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and M.Ed in Higher Education & Student Affairs from Loyola University Chicago.