Natalie Conneely was born in the lowland jungles of Eastern Bolivia, to an Irish-American father and an Incan-Bolivian mother. Natalie studied Film, Television and Theater & Political Science at the University of Notre Dame where she choreographed and directed main stage productions. She began her career in corporate news production with CNN International in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Upon returning to the US Natalie began producing and acting in short films, online vignettes and feature films. In her free time, Natalie advises nonprofits that are aligned with her values on their development and sustainability. She worked for the Dalai Lama for 7 years to build a global network of mindful and ethical leaders. She is the Founder and Executive Director of Pachamama Sabia, a production organization that leverages the power of stories for social impact and will be releasing her first feature documentary film in 2021.