Educator, Facilitator, Communication Specialist & Lifelong Learner

Born in a Colombian city in the eastern Andes mountains and raised in the tropical archipelago of Puerto Rico. Natalia (she/her) grew up reading books about capybaras, playing volleyball and dreaming about traveling the world.

After completing a BA in Modern Languages at the University of Puerto Rico, Natalia moved to Chicago to explore life in the midwest and ended up discovering the world of Montessori teaching.
In 2019, she completed a dual MA degree in Global Communications from Simon Fraser University & the Communication University of China. Her professional experience intertwines her interest in communication & education. She is passionate about social justice, decolonization and linguistics. An enthusiast photographer and avid beach volleybal player. Natalia currently lives in the unceaded, ancestral and traditional territories of the  xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. You can find her drinking coffee, practicing Portuguese or biking around the seawall.

Natalia is currently reading – You are your best thing: vulnerability, shame resilience, and the black experience. Edited by Tarana Burke & Brené Brown

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