Natalya is a hard-working and ambitious military child who has traveled worldwide, including places like Germany and Japan. She has loved reading and writing since she was a kid, with realistic fiction and mystery being two of her favorite genres. Natalya grew up playing soccer and basketball, but basketball was her favorite by a wide margin. She loves watching the WNBA and women’s college basketball and looks up to players like Arike Ogunbowale and Paige Bueckers. Her family is from Texas, so she supports most Texas sports teams, with the Dallas Wings and the University of Texas at Austin being her favorites. She hopes to combine her love of writing and basketball to become a sports journalist for the WNBA.