All About Me
Who is Natalie Parrish?
I am a PMP certified project manager, a dreamer, a writer, a Ravenclaw, a traveler, a board game anarchist, a cinephile, an Italophile, an MBTI INFJ, a reader, a huge nerd. I've always had a hard time pinning myself down because there is so much to see and learn and do in this world. I like to bake when I am stressed and listen to the Pirates of the Caribbean soundtrack as my pump up jams. I cosplay at Comic Cons and go on long walks with my dog. I love to read and my idea of a great night is one where I get to read uninterrupted for several hours. I love to play video games with my fiance and yell at the screen as I get stressed about the dire situations I get my characters into and watch them die. I watch Game of Thrones and wonder who will win the Iron Throne (my theory is everyone dies). Watch Parks & Rec and the Office on repeat just one too many times. I am a little bit of everything.
Marketing & Strategic Communications
Product Marketing Manager
Hoover Institution - Stanford University
July 2016 - Present
Committee on International Relations
University of Chicago
September 2015 - August 2016
Graduate Research Assistant
Department of History
October 2015 – June 2016
Windows Experience, Campaigns & Operations Management Team
Local Content Manager
June 2014 - August 2015
Interim Program Manager
March 2015 - June 2015
(All duties as Interim Program Manager were concurrent with Local Content Manager responsibilities)
Contracted through Bridge Consulting Group
From Academia to Beyond
Refugees & Europe:
A Growing Crisis in Nativism and Destabilization
M.A. International Relations Thesis
The refugee crisis in Europe that can no longer be ignored. Millions of asylum-seekers from the middle east are fleeing civil war and danger, and they are flocking to Europe in hopes of finding safety and new homes. Unfortunately, infrastructures were not in place for a migration of refugees this size and the strain is beginning to show. Anti-refugee sentiments are growing across Europe and the governments are turning away from their humanitarian duties to help the refugees. Persecution and rejection of refugees are becoming increasingly more popular by the day, with for example countries like Hungary and Austria building walls around their borders to prevent the entry of refugees. This is causing millions of refugees to be locked outside of Europe, trapped in refugee camps in horrible conditions in Turkey. The lives and welfares of millions of people are at stake in this crisis, and it is our duty to help them.
Violence, Sexism, & the Media: The Fight for Italian Women’s Rights in the 20th Century
CHID Honors Senior Thesis
Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellow
Violence against women has been a problem in many countries of the world, but in Italy, it is only getting worse. Italy is consistently ranked as one of the least gender egalitarian nations in Europe for their treatment of women. In its 2012 Gender Gap Report, the World Economic Forum cited Italian gender-based wage inequality and the disparate underrepresentation of women in public and private senior management positions for ranking the country 80th among the 135 studied. At the same time, the rise of Berlusconi and his control over mass media in Italy seems to play an important role in the fight for women's rights. The hyper-sexualisation of women on television, few speaking roles, and lack of depth in the roles present seems to be indicative of larger problems about the views of women in Italy.