Natalia Seriakova was born on the Kamchatka Peninsula in the Far East of Russia. She attended school in Bryansk, Russia, and graduated from the State University of Bryansk with a degree in pedagogy and philology. In 2001, Natalia moved to Germany and worked for several different companies. In parallel, she studied tourism and management at the International Tourism College in Hamburg. In 2008, she co-founded grassroots organization, JuBuK, for which she now serves as Project Manager. Natalia has led many successful educational projects. Since 2009, she has trained others in the areas of informal education, diversity, inclusion, and interfaith dialogue through the Erasmus+ program at the EU Commission. She founded the NGO because she wanted to make a social change, to develop inclusivity in the society. All its projects are based on the principles of informal education and inclusion. Natalia is empowering young people to be active, to be entrepreneurs, and to create and collaborate. She and her colleagues have created a huge network of young people and organizations in Europe, Africa and Middle East. It has grown to be an active, vibrant network.