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Natalie Thatcher
Administrative Coordinator for Student Engagement and the Bonner Scholars Program
Community Service

Friends of Homeless Animals volunteer
Richmond Reproductive Freedom Project volunteer/fundraiser
Richmond Zine Fest volunteer
JSM LMS Memorial Group board member

Q&A with Natalie Thatcher

What is your favorite/most meaningful book or film?

Women, Race, & Class by Angela Davis; Caliban and the Witch by Silvia Federici; We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live by Joan Didion; White Noise by Don DeLillo.

Where are you originally from?

Born in Washington, DC, but Richmond has been home for about six years.

What is your favorite restaurant or coffee shop in Richmond?

Saison Market is two blocks away from my apartment so I stop there for coffee or some wine several times a week... but usually not both beverages at the same time. My favorite special occasion restaurants are Edo's Squid and Stella's.

What is your favorite place or thing to do in Richmond?

I never get tired of spending all day at the VMFA.

What does civic engagement mean to you?

Working to stay mindful, aware, open to criticism, and using any resources and privilege that I have to protect and support communities that I belong to. Whether it's at a grassroots neighborhood level or just as human being occupying space on our planet, to me, active engagement means consistently thinking about the choices I make as they relate to a bigger picture and being willing to put my energy into enacting change when necessary.

Contact Information
(804) 484-1630