Natalie
Foster

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credit: Tyler Driscoll

Natalie lives at the intersection of organizing, technology and social
movement-building.

Natalie is CEO of Rebuild the Dream, a platform for bottom-up,
people-powered innovations to help fix the U.S. economy, that she
co-founded with Van Jones and Billy Wimsatt a year ago.

Previously, Natalie served as New Media Director for President Obama’s
Organizing for America (OFA) and the Democratic National Committee.
She built and ran the New Media team responsible for the digital
organizing, web content, social media and fundraising for
BarackObama.com and Democrats.org.

Prior to joining OFA, Natalie built the first Online Organizing
department at the Sierra Club and served as the Deputy Organizing
Director for MoveOn.org.

Named one of the “Top Fifty Women to Watch in Tech”, she is often
speaking and training at progressive centers like New Organizing
Institute, Personal Democracy Forum, and Netroots Nation. Natalie’s
been a commentator on Up with Chris Hayes, PBS NewsHour, and quoted in
numerous publications including the Associated Press, Atlanta
Journal-Constitution, TechPresident, etc.

Born the daughter of a preacher in Kansas, she made her way to
California for college and then lived in the South for many years
until President Obama’s election, when she moved to Washington, DC.
She’s recently based near Dolores Park in San Francisco, CA with
husband Matt Ewing and pup, Pac.