Director, Future Economy Lab
Natalia leads the Future Economy Lab, a global research and design lab that innovates the financing and development of new economies. The lab takes a collaborative approach to designing financing mechanisms to create inclusive and resilient economies. She has worked with a wide variety of clients including Nike, NASA, USAID, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the World Bank.
Prior to SecondMuse, Natalia was a strategy consultant with Deloitte in sustainability, shared value, and finance. Natalia began her career working in finance at Lehman Brothers and Barclays Capital. She holds an MBA and a Master’s in International Development from American University and a Bachelor’s in Finance with a Minor in Entrepreneurship from the University of Florida.
Natalia is passionate about the power of business to be a driving force for good in our society. She believes that we must fundamentally rethink the role of capital in our society and create new mechanisms that take into account environmental and societal well-being.
Her worldview has been influenced by many cultures. She was born in Brazil to Iranian parents, educated in the United States, and now lives with her husband and two boys in Montreal, Canada.