My name is Natalia Ciolko, and I am a writer living in Austin, Texas. I love this small town that at times can feel like a big city.

I currently work at The Texas Tribune, where I spend my days thinking about digital advertising, sponsored content and event sponsorships. There's always something new to learn in the quest to keep journalism sustainable and independent. 

I graduated with a bachelor's degree in journalism from The University of Texas at Austin and I have served as a teen mentor with Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Central Texas since 2013.

In my free time, you can find me cooking dinner, tearing apart fashion magazines and organizing my bookshelf.