Natalia holds a bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences with main subject intercultural relations, and currently is in the phase of finalizing her master program at Goethe University in Frankfurt, where she concentrates on educational potential of sport phenomena. Her sportive background is diverse. She has been a member of the Japan Karate Association since 2004 and a former top athlete of the national squad. She has a long-term experience as a karate coach and currently holds the 2nd Dan black belt. She is part of the “Sport-for-Development” expert pool of the German Olympic Sport Confederation (DOSB), and as a coach for “Hara-Do Institut für Kampf und Kommunikation” she is involved in Violence Prevention projects at schools in Germany.