Natascha is originally from Russia. She earned her degree in teaching German and English at the Pedagogical University in Vologda. She then worked as a lecturer at the German department of the Pedagogical University and did her doctorate in German studies at the Herzen State Pedagogical University in St. Petersburg. Since then, she has been living and working in Germany as a lecturer, translator and German teacher at various language schools. She has been teaching at Collegium Palatinum – IH Heidelberg since 2014 and is a highly esteemed staff member.