Natasha Cruz grew up in Queens, NY. In 2012, she graduated with her B.A. in Psychology from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, MI. Against all odds she decided to pursue her graduate degree at Loma Linda University in California and graduated with her M.S in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2014. Upon graduating, she has made it her goal to work with families who share a similar background as hers. “I know what it’s like to come from nothing, to be told you won’t amount to anything, and doubted because of uncontrollable factors (race, sex, family dynamics). I’ve seen the effects of intergenerational trauma first hand and I’m here to make a difference. “ She has worked in San Bernardino California, The Riverside, California’s Districts Attorney’s Office, and Safe Horizon in NYC. Natasha is currently working with homeless and runaway at-risk youth in the state of Vermont.