Degree: Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business and Marketing
College: College of Business (Honors College)
Natalie Lamas likes to go above and beyond when it comes to achieving her dreams. At the age of five, Natalie was diagnosed with severe hearing loss but with the help of hearing aids and her lip-reading skills, she has always excelled academically.
Not only did Natalie overcome her own struggles with hearing impairment, but she has also worked to help others. At 17, she organized a fundraiser with classmates and raised $5,000 to provide hearing aids for children in Vietnam.
Natalie was president of the Student Programming Council from March 2020 to April 2021, at the heart of the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the difficulty and inability of reading lips via Zoom or through face masks, Natalie completed her bachelor’s degree in both International Business and Marketing, earning a 3.66 GPA. During the pandemic, she also organized events, including virtual concerts and physically distanced movie nights for students to have spaces away from the worries of COVID-19 and classes.
For Natalie, being a Real Triumphs Graduate is a validation of her unstoppable drive and her dreams - both big and small. After graduation, she plans to attend New York University to earn her master’s degree in Public Relations and Corporate Communications.
By Elise Gregg
College of Business Department of Marketing and Communications