Jess Jankowski

Nat Duran

Neurodiverse Adults Group Facilitator


Nat Duran is a compassion-led and dedicated educator focused on community building and social justice across various realms of youth work. Nat obtained both their B.A. in Teaching of English and M.Ed. in Youth Development from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Nat has been a champion for putting youth voice to action throughout their career within school, housing, and advocacy settings; they have taught high school English, provided case management to young adults in care, and, most recently, served as the Youth Engagement Manager for the Illinois Safe Schools Alliance, providing statewide leadership for the safer schools movement. In addition to their role at Constellation Collective, Nat teaches within the College of Education at University of Illinois at Chicago.