Natasha Martell Jackson is a third year PhD student with a passion and focus on Community Development. In addition to her scholarly journey, Natasha is the Sr. Program Director for the Intel Foundation and Intel Global Corporate Affairs. In this role, Natasha is responsible for managing global social impact programs in Intel Foundation’s grant portfolio including program scope, organization and resourcing. Additionally, Natasha oversees the Intel International Engineering Fair--the world’s largest pre-college science competition which convenes nearly 2,000 students, from 80 countries and provides $5 million in awards and scholarships each year.
In her 18 years with Intel, Natasha has served in a number of leadership and technical roles, including leading inaugural community development initiatives in South Africa on an expatriate assignment. Natasha earned a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from New Mexico State University, a Master of Business Administration from the University of New Mexico, and recently completed her second year of doctoral studies in Community Resources and Development at Arizona State University.
Natasha has a passion for collaborating to build strong communities through her dedication to STEM education, inclusion, and strategic corporate engagement. Her research interests are at the intersection of corporate community engagement and inclusive community development.
In her free time, Natasha enjoys spending time with her husband and their energetic three year old son.