2014-15 National Military Youth of the Year
2014-15 Overseas Military Youth of the Year
Club/Organization: Wiesbaden Youth Center, Germany
Length of Membership: ____
College/University: Vanderbilt University
Career Aspiration: Speech Language Pathology
"My years as a member of the Club have had a profound influence on my intellectual, personal, social and musical development. Previous military generations paved the way for me and I, along with every other military youth, am helping pave the way for generations to come. I am a military youth and proud of it."
Natalia was an active member of the Wiesbaden Youth Center, participating in and promoting a variety of artistic and cultural opportunities that are regularly offered through the Club. During her time at the Center she created her own band (Volition), which performed two years in a row at BGCA’s National Conference. Natalia has also performed multiples times at Carnegie Hall in NYC with the Milal Missionary Choir and Orchestra. She attended high school in Germany and completed her Abitur (German high school diploma).
While in school Natalia remained involved in the Club by working to bring German and American youth together through sponsorship events, music partnerships, teen-led city tours and joint-school activities. She also volunteered at American and German media outlets, working in radio, TV and newspaper media channels. Currently a freshman at Vanderbilt University, Natalia plans to pursue a graduate degree in Speech Language Pathology.