Robert Natal has worked in education since 1981 as an Administrator, Researcher, Professor/Instructor, Dean, Counselor, Grants Writer, Recruiter and Tutor. He has completed his B.S. in Science Education (1979), an M.A. in Educational Administration (1981) and completed his course work for his PH.D. in Higher Education Administration all from New York University (NYU). Mr. Natal’s professional experiences include working in a variety of genre including: College/University (NYU, Hunter College, Touro College and Lehman College), Public Education (six years retired after 23+ years teaching math and science for the NYC/DOE) and Non-Profit funded programs (Health Career Opportunities Program/ HCOP/NYU; Science Technology Enrichment Program/STEP/Hunter College; and Recruitment Academic Program for Sciences/RAPS/NYU). He has worked with gifted and talented, as well as, the academically challenged student and has used his bilingual skills (English/Spanish) to work with students at all levels. His extensive grant writing experienced has served Mr. Natal well, in being able to acquire funding from external sources to service the needs of the student cohorts he has had the pleasure to work with.
Robert currently curates "The Wise Owls Factory" an event, arts education and gallery space in Poughkeepsie, NY., where his love of community engagement is carried out.