Natalia is the Manager, Communications at IEC-BC. With a 20 + year career in journalism, communications and international development, she brings to this role her passion for telling organizations’ stories. Her areas of expertise include communications strategy and planning, event and publication management, research and analysis, writing and editing, as well as media relations. She believes in giving back to the community, and is currently a volunteer with the Take a Hike Youth at Risk Foundation. Natalia holds an M.A. in Journalism from the University of Missouri, and a Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Bucharest, Romania.