Natalie is the Operations Manager at Gabriel Project Mumbai, promoting holistic development for marginzalized communities in rural villages and slums in India. In addition to her role at GPM, she teaches at The Schoolhouse- an adult education center for refugees and asylum seekers. Her work in the humanitarian-development nexus over the past seven years has taken her to five continents. As a teaching artist, educator, and facilitator Natalie has coordinated cross- cultural youth leadership programs across 20 countries. She has developed curriculum and facilitated teacher training for arts integration in schools in India, and early child education in the Dzaleka refugee camp in Malawi. Natalie was also responsible for establishing the local office for an INGO in Vanuatu, leading the team's disaster response efforts and community based programs in WASH and MHPSS, in partnership with the World Bank, WHO, IRCS, local leaders, national and international government. Her work drives her to shift away from stale and patronizing approaches of international aid dependancy, to localized mechanisms and systems for genuine locally led community development. Before making aliyah to Israel, Natalie's life in NYC looked very different- as a professional actress and singer she performed through out the country on national tours, and in leading roles on Broadway as an original cast member in the Disney Broadway musical Tarzan. Natalie has a BFA in Acting from Marymount Manhattan College in NYC, and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem with a MA in International Community Development.