Natalia Black was born in Moscow, and grew up with a passion of reading and learning. In 2001 she came to the United States as an exchange student to study at New School University in NY. She worked with international nonprofits including MSF / Doctors without Borders and United Nations. She is teaching Russian and consulting families in alternative education. She also enjoys cooking Russian food and exploring the recipes from all over the world. She loves to cook for her family and friends; and she initiated an Annual International Potluck in her community. Natalia lives in New Jersey with her family, teaches Russian, and enjoys cooking.