Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Natasha Rivers

Program Manager | Sustainability & Measurement, BECU
Visiting Affiliate

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CSDE Research Areas:

  • Demographic Measurements and Methods
  • Environments and Populations
  • Wellbeing of Families and Households

Natasha Rivers works at BECU as a social impact, sustainability, and data measurement professional. Natasha is developing a strategic framework around social impact by measuring BECU’s commitment to philanthropy, financial health and education, member engagement, and diversity, equity, and inclusion. In her previous role as Demographer for the Seattle School District, Natasha provided data required for Facilities and Capital Levy planning. She conducted scientific research and evaluation studies to measure the impact of Seattle’s affordability crisis, including the rise of K-12 homeless youth. Natasha is civically engaged and has served on several community boards including The Seattle Children’s Theatre, 4Culture, the Urban League and Treehouse for Kids. Natasha earned her PhD in Geography (Population Demography) from UCLA where she studied black identity and contemporary sub-Saharan African migration to and within the U.S.