Natasha Rodriguez is a mother, travel addict, educator, DEI advocate, and storyteller. She was born and raised in Washington, DC, yet identifies as a global citizen. Growing up in an immigrant household, Natasha realized at a young age how big the world was after traveling to her family’s native country, Panama, at the age of seven. Being raised in a multicultural home shaped her identity over the years, indirectly shaping her life’s work in diversity. When she attended undergrad, she lived with the foreign exchange and international students, invigorating her to study abroad for three semesters in Latin America and Europe. As her passion for global travel naturally increased post-college, she decided to continue her travels to over 20 countries, spanning across five continents. The numerous eye-opening experiences she gained from traveling motivated her to create Journey Mom LLC, a woman-owned small business focused on advocacy and education in diversity, equity, and inclusion. Natasha’s life mission is to travel the globe, create more community change agents, and develop more culturally competent global citizens. She holds a bachelor’s degree in social and cultural history, a certificate in Latin American and Caribbean studies, and a dual master’s degree in elementary education and special education.