Natalie Zamora '14 Makes AL DÍA's List of "40 Under Forty"

August 4, 2022
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Natalie Zamora '14

AL DÍA has named Natalie Zamora '14 to its annual "40 Under Forty" list.

"These 40 individuals represent all different walks of life, each taking unique career paths to get to where they are today. However, they each share the commonalities of being impactful leaders of the Philadelphia region." 

 

From AL DÍA's LinkedIn account:

Natalie Zamora was born in Southern California to immigrant parents from Mexico and Colombia. Being raised by her undocumented mother and grandmother, she was selected to participate in a non-profit college access organization called Bright Prospect. With the help of Bright Prospect mentors and counselors, she attended Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania as a first-generation and low-income Latina. She graduated with an English degree in 2014 and immediately started working for her alma mater’s admissions office in order to serve the communities she came from as an admissions officer. After two years, she moved on to work at the University of Pennsylvania’s admissions office and has had progressive leadership in the evaluation and selection process for the undergraduate class.

In 2019, Natalie began her master of education journey at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education while working full time at Penn Admissions. In her graduate student journey, she took on leadership roles in the Latin American Graduate and Professional Student Assembly (LAGAPSA). Through LAGAPSA, she advocated for Latinx graduate student needs, established signature events to engage the Latinx community, and supported the needs of Latinx graduate students through the pandemic and back to campus. 

"I was actually nominated for '40 Under Forty' by a fellow Latinx Mawrter, Alexis de la Rosa '15. I certainly owe a lot to my time at Bryn Mawr and the alumni community," says Zamora.

Zamora majored in English and minored in psychology at Bryn Mawr. She graduated in May 2022 with her masters in science in higher education and received a Penn graduate student leadership award for the recognition of her contribution to the Latinx graduate student community at Penn.

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