Natalia Vallés Skinner
Senior Grant Writer
Natalia is a grant writer, resource mobilizer, and activist grounded in community and rooted in a vision for liberation and just futures for all living systems in our world. She has spent nearly a decade of her career mobilizing resources to support local, national, and international movements and advocacy. Natalia’s work and learning across higher education, international NGOs, labor, refugee and immigrants’ rights advocacy and movement spaces has taken her across different parts of the world. She is a proud first-generation graduate of Allan Hancock College, the University of California, Riverside, and the University of Sussex in the UK. Natalia is always striving to be a good ancestor to her Rarámuri and Purépecha ancestors and enjoys spending time with her family and extended relations (including her fur babies), nestled in a corner with a good book or video game, or building her weaving and gardening skills.