Natalie Saenz is the Training Coordinator at the PEAL Center. Natalie holds an MBA from Nova Southeastern University and the Czech Management Center Graduate School of Business, and a BS in Communications from Florida International University. She worked in country and tourism branding, changing perceptions of nations for diverse stakeholders for over 20 years before redirecting her personal and professional path. Her branding and public relations skills allowed her to pivot effortlessly into educational advocacy after her first daughter was diagnosed with a disability. For the past 13 years, Natalie’s passion and personal lived experience has enabled her to garner extensive knowledge and expertise in the early childhood education environment.
Natalie is fully bilingual, and prior to joining the PEAL Center, she worked at Access Services as a Family Support Specialist providing essential parent support and mentoring to Spanish speaking families, as well as acting as liaison between parents and the child serving systems. Natalie has a FREDLA certificate as a Parent Peer Support, and is also a graduate from Temple University on Disabilities C2P2 Advocacy Leadership Program. Natalie is committed to changing perceptions and attitudes about people with disabilities, and being a change agent to move the needle of inclusion, equity and diversity for all people with disabilities. She lives with her husband and three children in Chester County, PA.