Natasha Mundkur

McConnell Scholar, Class of 2019

    Louisville, KY

    duPont Manual High School, 2015


    Major(s): Political Science and Marketing

    Minor(s): Spanish and International Business

    Honors Societies

    • University Honors Program
    • University Honors Scholar


    • Muhammad Ali Memorial Eulogist
    • Op-Ed Publication - The Courier Journal (2014, 2015)
    • Trustee Scholarship Recipient

    Campus and Extracurricular Involvement

    • Muhammad Ali Center Youth Civic Engagement Programs, Student Mentor
      • UCREW/Youth Collaborative
      • Muhammad Ali Center Council of Students
    • Business School Executive Council
    • Library Student Advisory Board
    • Honors Student Council, Philanthropy
    • Committee Representative, Book and Media Sale
    • McConnell Scholars Program Service Chair (2016-2017)

    Community Service

    • Muhammad Ali Center
    • Kentucky Refugee Ministries
    • BAMS (Book and Media Sale), Camp Quality Kentuckiana
    • Project Warm
    • Jefferson Memorial Forest
    • Americana Community Center
    • Semple Elementary School Reading Program Initiative

    Internships and Work Experience

    • World Affairs Council, ILVP Program Intern
    • American Civil Liberties Union
    • Flavorman-ProLiquitech, Assistant Beverage Architect

    High School

    During her time at duPont Manual High School, Natasha initiated and led a tutoring program at Ellen C. Semple Elementary School for underprivileged children in kindergarten and first grade to teach and build basic skills, as well as conducted a book drive to donate to the school. She was an executive officer of the Spanish Honor Society, a 2014 AP Scholar, and a 2014 Kentucky Governor's Scholar at Morehead State University. She also served as a student council member on the Muhammad Ali Center Council of Students.

    Favorite Books and Quotations

    • The Help by Kathryn Stockett
    • The Call of the Wild by Jack London

    "It's lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believed in myself." -Muhammad Ali

    BLOG - Natasha's reflections on life as a McConnell Scholar