Natasha Guynes is the founder of HER Resiliency Center (HER), an organization dedicated to supporting and guiding vulnerable young women ages 18-25 to becoming self-sufficient, independent adults. Prior to founding HER, Natasha served on Capitol Hill in the offices of Sen. Harry Reid, Sen. Ben Nelson, Sen. Brian Schatz, and the Senate Commission on Long-Term Care, and later, worked for Media Matters for America. Natasha received her degree in political science from Trinity-Washington University and served in Americorps after graduation; she is currently an MPA candidate at the University of Baltimore. A native of Louisiana, Natasha has lived in the Baltimore/Washington area for 18 years. She regularly engages in community opportunities to celebrate and support women’s leadership, entrepreneurship and mentorship through public speaking, volunteerism and storytelling performances.