Born and raised in the south Bronx, New York Natasha Bean has always believed that arts in education has had a pivotal impact on her ‘being’ as a child. She attended a music and performing arts school which emphasized the values of discipline, creativity and expression and how these attributes have a significant impact on one’s successful education. Her passion for volunteerism and various creative methods in the arts (spoken and written word and music) has lead her to write a book of poetry and travel to Ghana to teach a class and install malaria nets for a school.
Currently, Natasha Bean is the Assistant Director of Financial Aid at New York University with over 15 years of higher education experience. A graduate of Manhattan College and New York University’s Higher Education and Student Affairs Master’s program, Natasha has worked diligently to provide timely and accurate information regarding financial aid to the various populations enrolled at NYU. She has worked with higher education access programs by mentoring first generation college students, and leads the professional development and training of new financial aid professionals.