Prior to joining Y.O.U., Natalie worked in early childhood education and had several positions in accounting and billing, most recently at Agudath Israel of Illinois. With her new position at Y.O.U. she is combining both of her passions – working with kids and accounting – to be able to make a difference in a child’s life. From a personal standpoint, Natalie grew up in the former Soviet Union, where she received an MS in Engineering. Natalie spent 7 years in Israel raising her two beautiful children, and in 1998 her family won the green card lottery and immigrated to the United States. Today, she lives in Skokie with her husband Oleg and her little, but loud pup Shachar (which means dawn in Hebrew). She likes to explore new places and spend time with family and friends.