Natalia Aguirre VillalobosGraduate Student

I am a first-generation, immigrant scholar pursuing a Master of Science in Human Ecology. I am interested in the prioritization of mental and emotional wellness within education and work environments. More specifically, I want to work directly with youth and young adults navigating these established systems in order to teach them to prioritize, demand, and create healthy boundaries and expectations. Understanding that this society’s youth are the next generation of leaders, innovators, and policymakers, I hope to learn the best practices to model to young professionals so they are encouraged to create the next generation of jobs with human well-being as a core value.

I received my Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts: Radio, Television, & Film and Environmental Studies from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. I am a graduate of both the Information Technology Academy (ITA) and PEOPLE program. Throughout my undergrad, I worked at ITA as a technology instructor, which led to my passion for working with youth and young adults navigating their futures. I currently work for Software Training for Students (STS), a free UW–Madison service that helps students become more technologically literate, where i supervise about 20 student trainers. I intend to directly apply the knowledge and insight I gain from my MS program to the work practices and culture fostered at STS.

Portrait of Natalia Aguirre Villalobos, a Latine woman smiling with dark brown hair, a blue shirt, and wooden earrings.

Degree Program

  • MS Human Ecology


  • BA, Communication Arts: Radio, Television, & Film and Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin–Madison


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