Natasha Crespo

Chicago-Kent Honors Scholar

Class of 2021

Natasha Crespo received a M.S. in Library and Information Science from Dominican University with honors, a B.S. in Business from DePaul University, a B.A. in Psychology from DePaul University, and an A.A.S. in Network Systems administration from DeVry University with honors. They graduated magna cum laude from DePaul University. While at DePaul they participated in Global Dental Brigades, volunteered at the Anti-Cruelty Society, and interned at the Marjorie Kovler Center. After graduating from Dominican University, they worked as a Digital Access Librarian at Purdue University Northwest until August 2018.

During law school, they created the Disability Advocacy Law Student Association and served as the president of the organization. They also served as the vice-president and then president for the Criminal Law Society and as the secretary of the Health Law Society. They are a member of the Hispanic Latino Law Student Association and Lambdas. They also served as a representative on the diversity student council.

During law school Natasha worked with Professor Lori Andrews as a 1L fellow at the Institute for Science, Law and Technology. During Summer 2019, they were selected by the Association of Corporate Counsel as a Diversity Summer Intern for Baxter International. They spent a year at the CK Law Offices as a legal intern for the Vaccine Injury Litigation Clinic, a year at Equip for Equality on the civil rights team, and a term externing for the Honorable Judge Eve M. Reilly of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Chancery Division.

Natasha continues working on disability civil rights, as a fellow at Indiana Disability Rights.

In their free time, Natasha enjoys playing video games, gardening, and reading fiction.