Natalia Noël Smith

Communications and Community Coordinator | On-leave |

Natalia holds a BA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia, and brings to Troost ILead her years of experience as a communicator and storyteller. She is passionate about creating environments that foster meaningful connection between students and Troost ILead’s broader community, and strives to bring creativity, a sense of occasion and an eye for detail to planning the institute’s many events. Prior to joining Troost ILead, she worked in communications in grassroots home and community care advocacy for senior citizens and persons with disabilities, and as writer with the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH). Coming from a musical family she has a deep appreciation for the arts and spends a lot of time with painting, drawing and visual design. She earned an MA in Critical Disability Studies from York University in 2013.