Natalia was born and raised in the South Bay where she graduated from Rolling Hills Preparatory High School. She then went on to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Communicative Disorders from California State University of Long Beach and later a Masters of Special Education. After receiving her Bachelor’s Degree, Natalia began working at Lindamood-Bell® as a Clinician and quickly excelled in the programs. She spent the next 5 years as a Director, opening and managing multiple learning centers throughout Southern California.
Natalia brings to her clients an energy, empathy, and knowledge when teaching to help students achieve academic success. Natalia is no stranger to academic difficulties, as she has struggled with her own learning challenges and ADHD since the 9th grade. Her experiences as a student have led Natalia to embrace her learning differences and dedicate her career to helping others find ways to compensate for their challenges, and fight for children and families that don’t have a voice.
Her passion for supporting families influenced her to pursue a specialized program and training in the Special Education Advocacy. She completed the COPAA SEAT Certificate Program in 2018. Throughout her experience she noticed there was a lack of schools that supported students with disabilities and provided them with the remediation and a small nurturing environment that they needed. She decided to create this program and conquer her dream to open a school in the South Bay for students that learn differently. In 2019 REACH Elementary and Middle School opened their doors, and continues to serve families from all over the Los Angeles area.