Open Connections

PROSPECTIVE FAMILIES: Open Connections continues to be open, virtually. We recognize that springtime is often when prospective families tour the OC campus and come for an in-person interview. While our physical campus is closed for the time being, we ARE continuing to conduct interviews via Zoom or FaceTime. If you are considering enrollment for Fall 2020, we encourage you to take advantage of this option! To learn more about setting up a virtual interview, please click the "Inquire" link. We look forward to “meeting” you and showing you all that OC has to offer. Thank you for your interest in Open Connections! CURRENT FAMILIES: Please check your email for the kick-off schedule for distance learning!

  • Board of Directors October 2017

Natalie Pedersen

Board Member

Natalie Pedersen is an Associate Professor at Drexel’s LeBow College of Business, where she is a member of the Legal Studies Department and teaches business law, entrepreneurial law and employment law.  She focuses her scholarship on employment law, employment discrimination and implicit bias. Previously, Natalie practiced at Ballard Spahr in Philadelphia and clerked for Judge Marjorie O. Rendell of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.


Natalie attended the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where she earned a B.S. in Economics and then received her J.D. from Harvard Law School.


Natalie is thrilled to be a member of the OC board and the Executive Committee. Her family has been part of the OC community since 2015. Natalie is the mother of three young people, all of whom attend OC.