From a young age, Nathalie was keenly aware of the ways that corporations were driving structural violence in Latin America. She grew up in Colombia and her parents, both lawyers, dedicated their careers to advocating for human rights.
Nathalie followed in their footsteps, earning degrees in law as well as public policy, coexistence and conflict, and international sustainable development in institutions in Colombia and the U.S. In law school, when she learned about the ways that Coca-Cola was allegedly and indirectly involved with the murder of workers and labor activists in her country, her passion for challenging corporate abuse ignited. As she grew her career, focusing on human rights and women rights and the United Nations Population Fund, and later on immigration justice at the American Civil Liberties Union, corporations continued to emerge as the driver of the unjust systems that cause immense human suffering.
So when she learned about Corporate Accountability, and saw the open organizing position posted on the website, she knew that she had to apply. In her current role, Nathalie leads the climate campaign in the Latin American region, making a point to center the leadership of communities in the Global South and on the front lines of corporate abuse. With activists from across the region, she is building spaces for like-minded, progressive organizations to come together, share their struggles with Big Polluters, and create plans and strategies for achieving justice.
Nathalie also serves on the advisory board of the Carmack Collective, a fund supporting the work of frontline communities, and fundraises for Tambores de Siloe, an orchestra made up of young people who build instruments from recycled materials based in a low-income community in Cali, Colombia. The project aims to use art as a way of resisting structural violence and breaking stereotypes associated with low-income communities.
She loves to garden, salsa dance, and spend time with her family. She is a proud mother of two young sons.