Skip Navigation

Natalie Dickson

Academic Life Coaching, The University of Oklahoma website wordmark
Skip Side Navigation

Natalie Dickson
Academic Advisor
College of Arts and Sciences

Natalie's Coaching Mindset: "I believe coaching utilizes deep listening to empower students seeking to build a happy, healthy, and successful future.

Higher Education Background:

  • Bachelor's- Anthropology and African American Studies, The University of Oklahoma.
  • Master's- African American Studies, UCLA
  • MPH in Community Health Studies, UCLA

Interests and Hobbies:

  • Cooking new dishes.
  • Hiking.
  • Traveling.
Top Life Defining Moments in Higher Education:
  • Being encouraged to pursue graduate school by a professor that I really admired and respected (in my freshman year!)
  • Receiving the Gilman scholarship to study abroad in Tanzania.
  • Becoming a McNair Scholar and embracing my first-generation identity. Having the courage to accept UCLA's offer of admission and move across the country to pursue a graduate program.

While in college, I experienced:

  • Balancing work and school.
  • Financial Stress.
  • Being a first-generation college student.
  • Overcoming daily challenges through resiliency.
  • Other- Grappling with the oppressive structures of racism, sexism, classism, and homophobia that arise in daily life.