January 28, 2020

Volunteer Spotlight: Natasha Anderson


By: Simone Keller

“I've always felt a sense of home when it comes to South Carolina, as both a student and alumna.  Even when my family moved out of state briefly, we still found ways to be involved in the UofSC family in order to not lose relationships. When we found out we were returning to South Carolina, I  wanted to make sure I stayed involved and not take being home for granted again, which influenced me to apply to be a member of the Black Alumni Council.”

Natasha Anderson is a two-time graduate of the University of South Carolina. She earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice in 2013 and Master of Public Administration in 2017.

Natasha currently serves as a Grant Manager for South Carolina Charter Schools at the Department of Education. Natasha has been a grant writer for the past six years.

“Knowing the ins-and-outs of the process, it seemed natural for me to step into this management position to display my skills set,” Natasha said.”

During her time at South Carolina, Natasha was involved in Association of African American Students (AAAS), and the Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity.

When asked what advice she had for students at UofSC, Natasha said, “There will be bad days that seem like they may not end but push through and let them build you up to the person you envision yourself as in the future.”

As an alumna, Natasha stays connected with UofSC by serving on the Black Alumni Council (BAC). BAC is made up of 15 volunteers, each representing alumni in a heavily Gamecock populated market across the country or world. Natasha serves as a Midlands representative.

Learn more about the Black Alumni Council by visiting uofscalumni.org/bac.

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