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Dana Natale is a Research Development Specialist for the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs at Montclair State University. As such, she assists faculty interested in preparing competitive proposals to federal, state, and local government agencies, as well as foundations and corporations. In addition, she provides training to faculty and staff, and acts as the liaison to funding agencies. Prior to joining the ORSP, Dana spent four years supporting experiential education and campus-community partnership development at MSU. As Assistant Director and Special Projects Coordinator for the Center for Community-Based Learning, she created a development plan and funding protocol, wrote grants, conducted research, and coordinated a variety of campus-community partnership projects. Before coming to MSU, Dana worked in research coordination and development positions for a number of non-profit organizations and Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Research projects that she has undertaken and assisted in have been published in High Plains Applied Anthropologist, Journal of Palliative Medicine, New England Journal of Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, and Journal of Community Engagement and Higher Education. Dana holds an M.A. in Anthropology and a B.A.in Psychology.