Natalie Impraim is a first-generation child of Ghanaian immigrants. She has lived in Tucson her entire life, where she attended Empire High School and went on to graduate from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor’s of Art in Law, and a German minor. After college, Natalie worked for the Arizona Superior Court as a Pretrial services officer for two years. She eventually transitioned into non-profit work, and worked as the program development coordinator for Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest’s refugee and immigration department. In this position, Natalie strived to bridge the gap between the refugee-status population and the Tucson community as a whole.
In 2021, Natalie moved to Denver to pursue a Master's degree in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Assistance. While in Grad school she worked as a Research Assistant at the Institute For Comparative in Regional Studies Africa Center where she focused on research regarding special political missions and coups on the continent. In addition, she also served as President of the Student group Students for Africa. While in Grad school she had the opportunity to host, plan, and serve as chair of a Denver-wide "Sustainable Development in Africa Conference", and was selected as one of seven students to attend and participate in a field research practicum at the University of Nairobi, in Nairobi Kenya. While on practicum in Nairobi, Natalie worked with Former Kenyan Ambassador to the United Nations, Maria Nzomo, on her work regarding gender-based violence against women in Kenyan political institutions.
In addition to her work in grad school on the African Continent and the Diaspora, Natalie maintained her passion for Refugee Resettlement by working as a Match Grant Employment Specialist at the Ethiopian Community Development Council's African Community Center. Here, she developed a network-recognized job readiness training to provide newly arrived refugees, asylum seekers, and special visa holders with essential skills for entering the US workforce.
Natalie graduated from the Korbel School in June of 2023 and continues to consult for the ACC. Continuing her passion for resettlement work, she recently accepted a position as a Program Associate with Community Sponsorship Hub, the leader in the consortium rolling out the US government's newly commissioned Welcome Corps Program. She maintains a passion for African issues and is a member of several Denver-based groups with agendas of furthering development and growth on the continent.
University of Arizona (B.A.)
Josef Corbel School (M.A.)
B.A., Law, German Minor
M.A., International Human Rights and Humanitarian Assistance