NATANIA MALIN GAZEK, MBA
I'M HUMAN. As a white, Jewish, queer woman with invisible disabilities, I have an orientation to justice work that is informed by both my privilege and my marginalization. I’m California-born with a New York soul -- I meditate by doing jigsaw puzzles and am teaching myself to play ukulele. I’m a life-long learner and show up every day with my strengths and weaknesses in tow.
I'M A PRAGMATIST. I have a B.A. in Sociology from Vassar College and an M.B.A. in Organizational Behavior from the Yale School of Management. My institutional learning has taught me that there is valuable work to be done within our preexisting structures to set the foundation for long-term systemic shifts. Change will not happen overnight, but we can learn to live our values and challenge normalized inequities.
I'M DEDICATED. I am committed to progressive systemic change, and my activism practice is core to how I live my life. I volunteer and show up with organizations like Avodah, the Movement for Black Lives, Jews for Racial and Economic Justice, and Swing Left. I’m hands-on, from crafting a sign to organizing in resistance.
I'M DETERMINED. For more than a decade, I’ve pushed to make workspaces safer, fairer, and more fulfilling, but I also know when I’m out of my lane. I model vulnerability and show there is strength in asking for help. When it comes to diversity, equity, and inclusion, the truth is that I don’t know how to not do this work.