Grad student Natasha Sherrod looking to make a difference
Sherrod lends a hand in student life
The first impression one has when meeting Natasha Sherrod is that she is a quiet individual with a unique sense of style. But after receiving a firm handshake and listening to her introduce herself, it becomes crystal clear that she is a very driven, hardworking individual who is dedicated to working for CU Denver’s student life, and the overall service of the student body.
Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Sherrod is a seasoned student athlete who attended Presbyterian College in South Carolina, where she earned her undergraduate degree in English with a minor in Spanish and pitched in Division 1 softball for her school.
Following her graduation in 2017, Sherrod lived in Spain for a year, where she walked the Camino de Santiago, a 500-mile trek that starts in Saint-Jean-Peid-de-Port, France and ends at the Cathedral of Santiago De Compostela in Galicia, Spain. Sherrod later moved to Colorado in January of 2019.
“My favorite thing about Colorado is having access to adventurous things,” Sherrod said excitedly. “I really like to hike, rock climb, and go camping. I also love trying all kinds of different restaurants!”
Before her current job working as the Businesses Services Coordinator for The Sentry, Sherrod worked as a graduate assistant with the Student Organizations in the Student Life office. Now she handles all Human Resource-related tasks for all of Student Life and related organizations. These days, Sherrod works hard to gather funds for the printing of The Sentry by soliciting businesses and offering them advertising space in the paper. She also ensures that student employees working for the Student Life office and student organizations are paid fully and fairly.
“When I lived in Spain, I had to grow up a lot and do a lot of things on my own. I also worked with students there…I learned a lot…so I think those things have kind of prepared me for this stage [of life] that I’m in right now.”
Sherrod is also a graduate student at CU Denver and is currently working to earn her master’s degree in Public Administration with a narrow focus on Non-Profit Management. When asked what kind of non-profit organization she would like to work in following her graduation from CU Denver, she responded “I haven’t fully decided that….as long as I feel like I’m helping someone and actually making a difference, there’s so many avenues to do that I’m okay with which ever one I fit in.”
As a student who actively juggles several concurrent occupations, Sherrod is no stranger to the stresses that plague the daily lives of CU Denver’s student body and is always willing to lend a hand to a fellow student in need. “I’m almost always in my office in Tivoli 345,” said Sherrod. “Feel free to walk in any time. My door is always open. Email me, call me, if I get to know you, text me. I’m always here and my favorite thing to do is work with students.”