Natalia Ostapowicz was born and raised in New York City. She matriculated to CUNY Baruch College as a Dean’s Scholar this spring after graduating from Millennium Brooklyn High School in Park Slope, Brooklyn in the top 1% of her class. Planning to major in finance, Natalia decided to accelerate her career in the financial industry by interning at hedge fund Balyasny Asset Management in Manhattan. Despite being born in the United States, Natalia reads, writes, and speaks fluently in Polish and appreciates Polish traditions and customs. She attended the Polish Supplementary school at the parish of St. Cyril and Methodius Church until the age of ten. After moving to Queens, she continued to study the Polish language at the Polish Supplementary school of St. Faustyna in Ozone Park where she graduated from in the spring of 2021.
In her free time, Natalia enjoys working as a volunteer, spending time with her friends, and trying new things. She also likes to travel and explore new places; but, what Natalia likes most is visiting Poland and her family who lives there. Growing up in a household that prioritized excelling in the Polish language, Natalia hopes that in the future, she will help many people and use her fluent knowledge of the Polish language to do so.
Actively oversees administrative and organizational tasks of the organization, ensuring that objectives are fulfilled. Coordinates effective cooperation with Polish diaspora youth through events and meetings with government and community officials. Represents members inside and outside the association, making decisions on their behalf regarding the current functioning of the association.