Storyteller I Solution Finder I Lifelong Learner
Natalia is a versatile professional with an extensive background in journalism, communications consulting, non-profit organizational development and post-secondary teaching.
Major career highlights have included freelance reporting for the AP international wire, BBC, Institute for War and Peace Reporting, and scores of other outlets.
Natalia has provided communications and research support for the Office of the UN Secretary General in New York and led the communications teams during the Dalai Lama's visits to Vancouver in 2009 and 2014.
She has helped non-profits in Canada, USA, Moldova, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan build institutional capacity to achieve their vision.
Natalia has written white papers and policy briefs on issues of social change, authored several book chapters on media-development topics, and ghost-wrote op-eds on immigration in The Vancouver Sun and The Province.
She also spent almost 10 years teaching Linguistics to English-language majors at public and private universities in Moldova.
Natalia’s academic background includes BA in English Language and Literature from Chisinau State University (Moldova), MA in Journalism from the University of Missouri, MO, and PhD in Linguistics from the University of Bucharest (Romania).
She is fluent in English, Romanian and Russian, and is conversant in French and German.