Mother Natalia entered Christ the Bridegroom Monastery in Burton, Ohio in 2015 and has been a rasophore nun since 2016. She made her life profession on September 26, 2021. As a military kid, Mother Natalia grew up in a variety of places from Cuba to Denver. She earned her B.S. in Engineering Physics from Colorado School of Mines. Her route to monasticism passed through urban missions both with A Simple House of Sts. Francis and Alphonsus and teaching high school math in the inner city. Though her role in the monastery is wide, she spends much of her time coordinating all the guest logistics ensuring visitors are received with hospitality.