Natalya moved to Santa Monica after graduating from college and has been involved in our community ever since. A Pico neighborhood neighborhood renter, Natalya developed her leadership and policy analysis skills through her involvement as President of the League of Women Voters of Santa Monica, as a Board Member of the Human Relations Council of the Santa Monica Bay Area, and as an Advisory Board Member of Climate Action Santa Monica.
Leveraging Natalya's financial acumen, the Santa Monica City Council appointed her to its Audit Subcommittee in 2019. She says this work taught her how to analyze and shape policy, resolve neighborhood issues, and make our city more fiscally responsible and transparent.
Natalya is committed to educational excellence:
Support excellent public schools and equitable access to educational resources through the continued partnerships with SMMUSD and SMC
Promote opportunities for students to gain real life experience through internships and/or fellowships
Provide sufficient resources for students from under-resourced communities
Support teachers, educational aides, and school district employees by increasing affordable housing opportunities, so that they can live in the community where they work