Natalie Alfaro Frazier grew up in California in a Nicaragüense-American family. She received a Bachelor of Arts in global development studies from Seattle Pacific University and went on to receive a master's in public administration from Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, California. In her professional life, she works in the public sector building a more just and equitable society. Natalie likes to say that she hangs out in the intersection of justice, social change, and Catholicism. She is happily back home living on the Central Coast of California near her beloved Pacific Ocean with her family after living in Nashville, Tennessee, for four years.