Dr. Natasha Garrett was born in Skopje, Macedonia. She came to the United States as an undergraduate student at La Roche College, Pittsburgh PA. She obtained her Master’s degree in English Literature from Duquesne University and her PhD in Social and Comparative Analysis in Education from the University of Pittsburgh. She is currently the Director of International Student Services at La Roche College. Dr. Garrett is very active in the global Pittsburgh community. She has served as a translator and interpreter, as a volunteer to welcome recent U.S. citizens and as a liaison between international students and their respective national/ethnic groups in the area. She regularly presents at regional and national conferences on topics related to international education and cross-cultural communication. She is a member of the Advisory Board of GlobalPittsburgh and a published translator of Macedonian poetry. She lives in Pittsburgh, PA with her husband and son.