Natalie Hill is the Governance Technical Specialist at Global Communities, where she designs, advises, and supports implementation of good governance programs around the world. Global Communities is a global development organization committed to working in partnership with communities worldwide to bring about sustainable, impactful changes that improve the lives and livelihoods of the vulnerable. Before joining Global Communities, Natalie gained extensive experience designing, managing, and implementing democracy and governance programs with the National Democratic Institute (NDI) across the western Balkans, Eurasia, and Asia. From local government town hall meetings in Albania to constituency offices for members of Parliament in Ukraine, she has broad experience in the technical approaches used to support government representatives’ capacity to be more transparent and responsive to citizen needs. Ms. Hill’s work has helped develop the skills and organizational development of local partner organizations, through such issues as strategic planning, fundraising and sustainability, as well as organizing large numbers of people and advocating for their interests with the government. She has also led programs to engage traditionally marginalized populations in public decision-making, and has extensive experience analyzing the barriers that women and youth face in entering politics or participating in their communities. Natalie received a BA in Government from Cornell University and an MA in Conflict Management and International Economics from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).