Natalia is an organizational psychologist, strategist, and technologist focused on merging innovation, entrepreneurship, and community impact.
She works in creating communities that are true ecosystems, most recently by leading the expansion of the Cambridge Innovation Center to Miami, seeking to deepen and nuance the conversation about entrepreneurship and build tangible connections to other innovation hubs and Latin America.
She founded the Miami chapter of the Awesome Foundation, a global network of grassroots micro-grant giving chapters that has awarded more than $1.6 million globally to small, local ideas.
She holds a B.A. in Psychology and Government from Harvard University and an M.A. in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University.
Managing change. Launching projects. Cuba/Russia/Mexico/Argentina.
(1) "Slow down and fix your shit." - poster on the wall at Facebook HQ (2) "The important thing is this: to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become." - Charles DuBois (3) "Always go to far, for that's where you will find the truth." - Albert Camus (4) "The best way out is always through." - Robert Frost
My grandparents specifically and their generation more broadly. Overall, those who admit failure and do not shy away from error and vulnerability.
Empathy. Resilience. Bridge-building. And solving problems over email.
Photojournalist or pop-up chef.
Twilights, first kisses, favorite novels, and other moments of sublimity, defined as the instant when one thing is about to become something else.
Making a Julia Child omelette (voice over not included), or the paradigms we use to evaluate diversity in institutions.
Angry panda: http://giphy.com/gifs/panda-angry-mAXICKV42kfXW