Natalya studied microbiology at UCLA with a desire to save the world from infectious disease. She learned that while not the best at 'doing' science, she had a knack for making complex scientific concepts accessible and engaging for non-scientists. When she discovered the wide world of beer, she never looked back. Once qualified as a Certified Cicerone and accredited Beer Sommelier, she began hosting educational talks and tastings for fellow beer-lovers in London to make sense of brewing science and giving people an even deeper appreciation for how their favourite beers are made. British-American, Natalya grew up in Northern Ireland before her family relocated to southern California. In 2015, she moved to London to pursue a career in beer, taking on the role of UK Marketing Manager for Duvel Moortgat for three years before going freelance. She regularly teaches at the Beer & Cider Academy, judges at beer competitions, and produces and hosts the podcast 'Beer with Nat'.