Natalie Figueroa is a master teacher with a passion for serving others. The daughter (and granddaughter) of teachers, she finds joy in working with young people and has a deep love of the Spanish language.
An innovative educator who has been awarded grants and scholarships in three states, Natalie also serves as a mentor teacher for the University of New Mexico’s School of Education, helping to train the next generation of teachers. She is involved in numerous professional organizations, serving in leadership roles statewide and throughout the southwest.
Natalie is also a lifelong Christian who has been devoted to community service at home and in various travels around the world. In addition to work in Albuquerque with the Storehouse, the Asbury Pie Café, and assisting with tax preparation for the elderly, Natalie has worked on service projects in Nicaragua, Tanzania, and Costa Rica.
Natalie has been married to Rafael Figueroa, a college adviser, for 27 years.