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Natalie Johal

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Natalie Johal

People and Operations Manager

Natalie (she/her/hers) serves as People and Operations Manager at The Education Trust–West. Before her current role, Natalie was Manager of HR, Culture, and Equity at the Stupski Foundation. She built out Human Resources functions to support a growing team and operationalized equity and belonging within policies, practices, and culture. That work included revising hiring and onboarding policies, incorporating restorative justice practices, overseeing all-staff racial justice education, and building pathways to shared power and decision-making. Natalie has a diverse operations background, including working as a manager in the food industry, supporting the CEO of an investment firm, and serving as an executive assistant and board liaison in nonprofits. Natalie earned a Bachelor’s degree in English at UC Berkeley and a Master’s in Public Administration at the University of San Francisco. She also holds a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from San Francisco State and an Associate Professional in Human Resources credential.

Natalie is passionate about aligning internal operations and culture with organizational mission and values. She believes nonprofits must reflect on how they internally uphold systems of oppression rooted in supremacy culture and colonization and imagine and build new liberatory structures together.