Natalia currently lives, works, studies, and bakes far too much banana bread in Durham, NC. Her focuses are creative non-fiction writing, folklore, and food studies. When not camping out in local coffee shops, Natalia and her notebook can be found hiking, reading, cooking, and over-analyzing movies. Natalia grew up all over the US and Canada and has managed to escape on some more far-flung adventures too-- the people and places of which have helped inspire her love of storytelling and writing. She is passionate about using storytelling as a tool for uniting communities, particularly projects that give a voice to those who don't typically get the mic. She enjoys getting lost, which is good because she almost always is.