Design for impact
Research Strategy Visuals
San Francisco, CA
Hello! I'm Natalia. Thanks for being here.
I believe in contributing to improve the human existence, grounded in better understanding. I've worked on climate, women's health, and poverty.
Currently, I'm tackling open-source social innovation at IDEO as an OpenIDEO Program Manager.
Born and raised in Hawaii (Aloha!), I started my career interning in research and programs for the Nature Conservancy, US Department of Energy, and Population Media Center. After graduating from Tufts University, I lived in Indonesia, researching and writing about poverty-alleviating technologies like water filters and solar lamps for Kopernik. I honed my strategic skills as a New Sector Fellow through mentorship from Boston Consulting Group management consultants, MBA coursework, and social sector UX and strategy projects. To connect with my Peruvian family and heritage, I spent a year living in Peru and backpacking South America, savoring craft with my surfboard shaper/musician/chef family, freelancing in filmmaking and visual design, and working with IDEO's partner studio La Victoria Lab. Three years ago, I moved to San Francisco to lead Net Impact's design expansion, and have been bringing human centered research, strategy, programs, and creative direction to its work ever since, in collaboration with Toyota, Autodesk, Interface, and others. I'm also currently a Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Fellow exploring political power through speculative futures art.
La Victoria Lab (IDEO)
US Department of Energy
United Nations COP20
Population Media Center
World Ocean Council
Videography + photography
International Relations and Entrepreneurship, Tufts University
Design, School of the Museum of Fine Arts
In my free time, I'm a Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Fellow, choreographer/dancer, filmmaker, surfer, wilderness trekker, and traveler.