Natalya Shelburne

Software Engineer
The New York Times


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Natalya Shelburne is a developer, designer, educator, speaker, and artist. She is a software engineer at The New York Times and an instructor at Harvard Extension School. In her previous career, she was the Creative Development Director at a non-profit school where she led a team of artists, started a community art education program, and taught people how to paint, draw, and grow their creativity. Crossing disciplines and building bridges between design and development is at the foundation of much of her work.

Natalya took the scenic route to software engineering - she has bachelor's degrees in Studio Art and Psychology, and a master's in Creativity and Talent Development. Her favorite topics include all things CSS, design patterns, modular components, React, color theory, mentorship, and coffee.