Natasha graduated with High Distinction in 2016 with a double major in English and French. Blending her passion for creative writing and research, she was widely involved within the English department. She was published both at Scarborough campus and St. George campus in Scarborough Fair Magazine, The Varsity, Goose Fiction, and The Spectatorial. Furthermore, she presented her creative writing 3 years in a row at the Undergraduate Humanities Conferences, presented her research at the 2016 Interdisciplinary Research & Discovery Symposium, and read at the Miriam Toews: In Conversation event in 2014.
Natasha attributes her success in creative writing to her excellent faculty, alumni who have taken a mentorship role, peers who have always been willing to critique her work, and overall thriving community. As a student leader, she volunteered with Scarborough Fair Magazine and the Students of English Literature and Film (SELF). She also worked as a Research Assistant for Dr. Kara Gaston.
As an English co-op student, Natasha successfully obtained and completed two work terms at Ontario Power Generation in the Learning & Development division. During these work terms, she was able to apply skills gained from the classroom, such as attention to detail, critical analysis, and written communication, and learn new technical software skills. Both of her work term reports were on the transferable skills between Creative Writing and English courses and the corporate world of work.
She is currently working full-time at the University of Toronto Scarborough as a Program Coordinator for an academic first-year orientation, and plans to pursue a Master-level program in Creative Writing in the near future.