Natasha K. Hale is a program officer for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation based in Albuquerque, NM. Hale is responsible for identifying and nurturing opportunities for effecting positive systemic change within communities across the state and sovereign tribes. Natasha leads the Employment Equity Portfolio in New Mexico. Prior to joining the foundation, Hale served as a Director for the Grand Canyon Trust based in Flagstaff, AZ. During her time with the Trust, she co-founded Change Labs, designed to support social entrepreneurs as they navigate processes and obstacles to launching their business in tribal communities. Hale played a critical role in the designation of the Bears Ears National Monument, and was appointed by the Tribal Coalition to execute a national campaign. Hale served as Interim Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition Executive Director and is a co-founder of the Colorado Plateau Foundation. Hale has also served as a politically appointed legislative staff assistant at the Navajo Nation Office of the Speaker, where she advised and guided public policy decisions in New Mexico, Arizona and Utah.