Our Executive Directors & CoFounders
Antonio is an experienced educator in the Olympia School District with a demonstrated history working with a diverse group of students. Antonio passionately believes in working and showing all students successes. He is the Student Life Coordinator at Olympia High School and through this position is able to support a variety of high school social justice clubs. Antonio graduated from Evergreen State College with a major in Sociology and minor in Criminal Justice. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with family. His personal and professional experience will guide him in his work with Thurston County Inclusion.
Natalie is a Junior at the University of Washington with a plan to double major in Disability Studies and Neuroscience. She is also in the College Honors Program. Having grown up in Olympia, Washington, Natalie is now working to make this community more inclusive and accessible for people with and without disabilities. At Olympia High School, she ran Bear Crew Two for two years, participated in Unified Basketball and helped draft a successful application to have OHS become a Unified Champion School. At the University of Washington, she has continued to get involved: Co-Chairing in a student-lead initiative to have people with intellectual disabilities at the UW as students (The Align Program), doing research in language development in children with and without disabilities, participating in Special Olympics Sports, etc. In the future, Natalie plans on pursuing a career in Medicine. Outside of the school, Natalie loves to hike, bike, ski or generally be outside. She also adores her pets, which include a dog and bearded dragon.