Natalie Brouwer Potts
Title IX officer
Natalie Brouwer Potts is SJSU’s Title IX officer. She leads the Title IX office, which is dedicated to preventing and remedying sexual discrimination at SJSU, including sexual harassment and sexual misconduct.
Brouwer Potts implements mandatory prevention and educational training for all SJSU students, staff and faculty to eliminate sexual discrimination at the university. Under her guidance, the Title IX office addresses allegations of Title IX violations and ensures fair, prompt and thorough investigations. In addition, Brouwer Potts works with campus partners to promote compliance with Title IX and awareness of sexual violence issues.
Brouwer Potts joined SJSU from Northeastern Illinois University, where she served for two years as the Title IX officer and equal employment officer. Prior to that, she was an assistant professor at the Chicago-Kent Law School, where she held two additional positions for four years. She served as the executive director for the Center for Open Government, a non-partisan government watchdog organization, and clinical professor for the Immigration Clinic. Throughout both these jobs, she taught law students via hands-on training in state and federal courts how to best develop litigation skills, professionalism and legal ethics. From 2000-2007, Brouwer Potts worked at law firms in Washington, D.C., and Miami as an employment attorney representing clients in litigation around the country.
Natalie earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago and a law degree from Cornell Law School. Before returning to higher education, she was licensed as an attorney in Florida, Washington, D.C., and Illinois.
Brouwer Potts is a South Florida native and second-generation Cuban-American. She is fluent in Spanish and has represented Spanish-speaking immigration pro bono clients throughout her career. She lives in Santa Cruz with her husband and two rescue dogs.