Natasha Benjamin hails from Brooklyn, New York and is a 2011 graduate from Syracuse University with her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and African American Studies with a minor in Public Communications. Currently, she is a graduate student at New York University under the Public Relations and Corporate Communication program.
Natasha strives to embody Muhammad Ali’s quote, “service to others is the rent you pay while on earth” through her passions for the arts, media & entertainment, public relations, social media, and community development. Her tenure at Syracuse University encompasses research within Hip Hop culture and American pop culture contributing to the discourse around Hip Hop & Feminism, Hip Hop and Secondary Education and the African Diasporic Presence in the French Community. [See full details of research topics and case studies here]
Currently, she is the Program Assistant at the Wasserman Center for Career Development at NYU-SCPS where she conducts social media research and marketing. Upon graduating from NYU, she hopes to gain a position where she can expound on her social media skills.
She is also currently the co-founder of Epitome of Soul, Inc. – a non-profit organization that aims to create a platform within the performing arts for the sole purpose of enriching the cultural dynamics of its community; as well as the creator of Beyond the Lyrics, an analytical site “where Hip Hop and education collide”.
Dr. King once said, “the ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenges and controversy”. Through challenges and obstacles, Natasha is working to tirelessly build her empire in the communication, arts and entertainment industries, and this is just the very beginning.