Communications Manager

Natalie Yemenidjian

Natalie has reported on communities near and far for more than a decade. She is happy to use her storytelling skills at Community Initiatives to shine a light on a dedicated team of professionals whose work is a catalyst for the growth of good ideas.

Years of covering the effects of public policy on people and regions have shaped Natalie’s belief that the most necessary social solutions are those made by and for the communities they serve. She has worked in public media, most recently at KQED as an online producer and has worked as a reporter and designer in multiple newsrooms. She has made her own social impact in her hometown in the San Fernando Valley. She founded online community radio station,, out of Los Angeles Pierce College that continues to serve a multilingual and culturally rich population that is under-served by large media outlets.

Natalie studied journalism and urban planning and studies at San Francisco State University. She has told stories from the no-go zone in Fukushima, Japan to severely impoverished areas of Cairo and the colorfully vivid streets of Catalonia. In her spare time she enjoys painting, dancing and spending quality time with family and friends.

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