Natalya Subbotina, MSEd



Natalya Subbotina joins the College for Social Innovation team with hopes of making big changes in higher education.

Natalya graduated with her master’s in higher education from University of Pennsylvania, where she also served as a graduate assistant in the Office of the Vice Provost for University Life. She provided administrative and research assistance to senior student affairs administrators, with a focus on supporting sexual violence prevention and education initiatives and advising international students.  

Prior to graduate school, Natalya was an active student leader at Chapman University. After various roles in first-year student orientation, Greek Life, and student government, she spent her senior year as Student Body President, working to increase diversity and equity initiatives on campus.

Natalya’s interest in experiential education began in high school, when she got involved with the California Association of Student Councils (CASC), a nonprofit that focuses on peer-to-peer leadership development for high school students across California. She continued to volunteer as a summer camp counselor and trainer through college, advancing to senior roles in the organization which led her be part of a small team to run CASC’s inaugural leadership conference in Beijing, China in 2014. She's spent the last two summers helping to run the camps and training adults who work with high school leadership classes.

Her background in higher education and passion for experiential learning perfectly coalesce in this role as she focuses on recruiting students and building university partnerships.

Natalya joined the CfSI team in October 2015 and lives in Cambridge, MA.