Natalia is a technical project manager at Sparkgeo. She has been fascinated with data and geospatial technology for over a decade and has worked on projects within academia and both public and private sectors.
Her interest in geospatial began at the University of Toronto, where she completed a degree in GIS and Geography. She went on to complete her M.Sc. in Geography at Simon Fraser University, studying fluvial geomorphology.
She worked for the City of Calgary Transportation Planning department as a Senior Data Analyst. While there she managed collision databases, automated processes, and led transportation planning studies.
She left the City of Calgary to move to Vancouver. There, she began working at Ledcor in 2014 using geospatial data and tools to support the construction of major fibre builds and was given the opportunity to lead and grow the team.
Natalia and her husband moved to Sydney, Australia in 2018. In Sydney, she worked as a Senior Delivery Consultant for Experian. Her focus was on data quality and data management projects across various organizations in Australia and New Zealand.
In 2020, Natalia and her husband left their jobs, sold their possessions, and set out to travel the world. Obviously, the pandemic thwarted these plans. Although not the trip they had planned on they were able to road trip, camp, hike, and sail. After almost a year with no fixed address, they settled in Calgary with a new puppy and kitten.
Since then, Natalia’s been at Sparkgeo enjoying working on fast-paced, innovative geospatial projects.