Natalie is a recent graduate from the University of Vermont, where she earned degrees in English and Global Studies. Currently, Natalie is working as a social media marketer and content writer for a local Denver nonprofit organization, which works to support sustainable traditional lifestyles in Bhutan. When she was studying, she spent a year living abroad in Canterbury, England, gained a functional knowledge of the German language and became very interested in contextual economics, the history and politics of Eastern Europe, culturally sensitive tourism, ecotourism, and in the literature of colonized and developing nations. She has many passions in life, but some of her favorites are travel, food and cooking, reading, writing, photography, going on adventures and playing with puppies. Her travel style is generally backpacker with a twist– she loves staying in hostels and doing some things on the cheap, but is more than happy to splurge for the good things in life. An ideal vacation for Natalie would involve a good balance of activity to culture, lots of tasty food and wine, and a few heart-stopping moments to keep things interesting. Cute or interesting animal encounters are always welcomed.