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Natasha Dolby

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Natasha Dolby

Research Fellow
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Natasha Dolby is a Co-Founder of Freedom FWD, an organization working to end the commercial sexual exploitation of youth in San Francisco. As a Research Fellow, Dolby is currently focusing on the "re-integration" of child and adolescent survivors of trafficking in Brazil.

Dolby has spent over fifteen years in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors in San Francisco, New York, and Washington, D.C., specializing in financial analysis and program strategy in organizations such as The Robin Hood Foundation, Education Sector (now American Institutes for Research), and Pacific Foundation Services. Dolby joined the board of directors of Human Rights Watch in 2017, and is a board member of Beyond 12, whose mission is to increase the number of underrepresented students who graduate from college in the United States; and Asha Rising, a community-based organization responding to the need for shelter, safety, dignity, and care for older women who have aged out of the sex industry in India. She serves on the advisory board of ECPAT USA, a leading policy organization that protects children from sexual exploitation.

Dolby serves on the Council of Advocates of The Freedom Fund, an organization that identifies and invests in frontline efforts globally to eradicate modern slavery. Dolby is also an investor in Impact Partners, a fund that finances independent documentaries to address pressing social issues, and in Gamechanger, the first equity fund that exclusively finances narrative feature films directed by women. She is part of Stanford’s Alumni Consulting Team providing pro-bono consulting services to Bay Area nonprofits, and an alumna of The Philanthropy Workshop, a leader in ongoing strategic philanthropy education with a network of over 350 philanthropists around the world.

Dolby received an MBA from The Stanford University Graduate School of Business, an MA in Education from Stanford University, and a BA in Journalism from Hofstra University as a Fulbright/Instituto Brasil-Estados Unidos (IBEU) Scholar.