Natalie Gallardo

Research Assistant

Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services

Natalie graduated from Chapman University in the Spring of 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, and a double minor in Sociology and Law, Justice, and Social Control. While at Chapman University, she worked on Chapman’s Annual Survey for three summers and studied the implications of fear of government corruption on voting turnout. Through her research over the years, she has observed the inequalities that marginalized communities encounter in the political world and in their mental health care. She hopes to contribute to meaningful discussions and solutions to these issues.


Natalie presented her paper, “Gender Difference in Preference for Government Size”, at the Chapman University Student Research conference in May of 2016. In April of 2017, she was invited by Chapman University’s Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity (OURCA) to present the paper again for the visiting Phi Beta Kappa honor society. In October 2019, Natalie co-presented “Fostering a Culture of Data: Supporting Organization-wide efforts in Collecting and Incorporating Consumer Satisfaction Data” at the Behavioral Health Conference (BHCalCon) on behalf of Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services.