Natalia’s academic experience starts with the BA studies in English Language and Literature, the period which included an exchange year in the United States, North Carolina. From 2003 to 2005, Natalia did her graduate studies and obtained her Master’s Degree in American Studies at Tbilisi State University. She conducted her MA research at Washington University, St. Louis in 2005. Natalia obtained her PhD in 2014 from Leiden University in the field of education. As for Natalia’s professional background, she has been active in the field of education since 2000, working both at public as well as in private sectors. She held academic positions at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Caucasian University as well as at the University of Leuven (Belgium), Leiden (Netherlands) and Washington International University (US). She has an experience in academic management as well. Natalia’s recent professional activities include being the manager of the Training Educators for Excellence (TEE) Project, the initiative funded by Millennium Challenge Corporation and implemented by the Teacher Professional Development Center of Georgia. Currently, Natalia is the academic consultant of the Finnish International School–Georgia. Natalia is a founder of the Georgian Sunday School in the Netherlands in 2010 as well as the initiator of establishing the Georgian Chair at Leiden University in the Netherlands.