Founder, Sisters of Code
Graduated with a Master's Degree in Social Science from the University of Latvia, Natalja has been developing her career in communication and marketing working in a number of international companies in financial and telecom industries.
In 2015 she has accepted a challenge and moved to Cambodia to head and run operations of a newly established training center STEP IT Academy, specializing in tech education. Observing a dramatic underrepresentation of girls in the field of technology, in January 2019 Natalja has founded a non-profit educational program: the first female coding club in Cambodia - Sisters of Code, which has received support and is run in cooperation with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport of Cambodia.
Under Natalja’s leadership, STEP IT Academy Cambodia has been organizing different international programs: The Hour Of Code in cooperation with the US Embassy, STEM Hub Cambodia in cooperation with the British Embassy, Global Game Jam hosting it for 3 years already and more than 10 ICT bootcamps, taking place in different locations in Cambodia.