My name is Natalia and I have been working in the non-profit sector since 2012.
I do it because I’ve always dreamed of making the world a better place.
As a child, I was passionate about building new worlds with my favorite toys. When I grew up, my creativity crossed paths with the stories of social innovators and with studies related to community building and organizational changes.
When I was sixteen, I bought a painting with Buddhist monks on their path: since then, it has followed me in almost all the thirteen times I relocated. On my desk there are always fresh flowers, a computer and coloured pencils. On the walls are photos and inspirational quotes.
Travel and caring have been the leitmotif of my professional career.
Ivory Coast, Bolivia, India, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Palestine, Russia, Peru, Egypt, Argentina, Morocco, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Japan, Cuba, Australia, Armenia, Georgia, Mexico , Indonesia, United States are places that changed my perspective. Volunteering experiences made me realise the value of authenticity and sharing. Social impact projects made me understand the importance of caring: about ideas, projects, and people.
We are all connected.
The experience that has changed me the most on a professional and personal level was the years in close contact with a cancer patient: my mother.
To her, I owe the courage and determination in difficult moments, the creativity in front of dead ends, hope in the darkest moments, the love for beautiful things, trust in others, and in positive change.
I believe that people can make a difference
and that with their stories and ideas, even learning from falls and failures, they can change the world into a better place.