Speaker Natascha Crandall Ph.D.
Speaker Natascha Crandall Ph.D.

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Natascha Crandall Ph.D.


Crandall Consulting

Dr. Natascha Crandall is a psychologist and educator with a special interest in enhancing children’s growth and development through research and the power of media. She is the founder of Crandall Consulting, LLC (www.crandallconsulting.org). 

Natascha earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Developmental Psychology from The Pennsylvania State University and continued her studies in Rehabilitation Counseling at The University of Maryland. After obtaining her Masters degree, Natascha worked as an Addictions Therapist for young mothers in economically depressed areas near Washington, DC. She then chose to further her education and received her Doctorate in School Psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University, and earned a “Dissertation of Distinction” award for her research and writing skills. It was there that she discovered the power of furthering creative development by gathering information from young children; and thus, her love of educating children through media began. 

Natascha has extensive experience in curriculum development, script review, and formative research for apps and leading shows including: The Octonauts, Bing Bunny, Clifford the Big Red Dog, Bubble Guppies,Gabby’s Dollhouse, Odo, Rhyme Time Town, Driftwood Bay, The Floogals, Sunny Day, Peter Rabbit, Zack and Quack, The Backyardigans, The Wonder Pets,Noddy Toyland Detective, Bob the Builder, Wellie Wishers,Claude, and many Sesame Workshop international co-productions. 

As a Pakistani-American Muslim, Natascha has also has a Diversity and Inclusion certificate from Cornell University and has done Diversity Consulting for several different productions. She has also been participating as an Emmy Award Judge for children and preschool shows for the past few years. She teaches a summer course at Barnard College which focuses on children’s media. Lastly, she participates as a member of the Board of Education in Woodcliff Lake, NJ, is on the Advisory Board for Common Sense Media, and is the Board of Directors Vice-President for the Prompt Institute, an organization whose focus is to help children with speech disorders enhance their oral language skills. 

Although Natascha would say that she is a New Yorker at heart, the truth is that she resides in New Jersey with her tech savvy husband, two media loving children, one bad natured cat, and a psychotic puppy. She also took on the roles of being a Girl Scout Troop Leader as well as a Girls Lacrosse Coach in her town.

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